Dame Therese Walsh DNZM

Dame Therese is a sports administrator who was the chief operating officer for the 2011 Rugby World Cup and head of the organising committee for the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

Dame Therese Walsh is a sports administrator who was the head of the organising committee for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. She was also chief operating officer for Rugby New Zealand 2011 Limited, the company established by the the New Zealand Rugby Union and the New Zealand Government to deliver the Rugby World Cup Tournament in 2011.

She serves on the Boards of NZX, ASB and is Deputy Chair of Television New Zealand. She is also a member of the Government’s Major Events Investment Panel, chairs the International Development Advisory and Selection Panel for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and sits on the Government’s Strategic Risk and Resilience Panel.

She was awarded Westpac’s Women of Influence Supreme Award in 2013 in recognition of her impact beyond formal roles at a local, regional and national level.

Current term

1 January 2016–31 December 2019

Number of previous terms

None