Ō mātou tāngata | Our people

Establishment Board

The Integrity in Sport and Recreation Establishment Board (the Establishment Board) is a Ministerial Advisory Committee set up by the Minister for Sport and Recreation (the Minister) pursuant to the Public Service Commission’s Ministerial Advisory Committee Guidelines to oversee the establishment of a new independent crown entity for sport and active recreation integrity and to support the design and implementation of the new entity, including by:

  • overseeing the phase of work required to establish the new integrity entity, ahead of legislation being passed to create and confer statutory powers on a new entity Board
  • providing advice to the Minister and, as appropriate, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage (the Ministry), and prepare advice for the incoming entity board, on the entity’s accountability framework, financial model, design and operations, and respective responsibilities.
Don  MacKinnon


Don MacKinnon

Don is an employment law barrister at City Chambers and has practiced in this area for approximately 30 years. Don was previously a founding partner of SBM Legal and before then was a partner at Simpson Grierson for 10 years, the last three years as Head of Litigation.

Don is also one of New Zealand’s leading sports lawyers and directors. He currently Chairs the super rugby club The Blues, and the Integrity Vetting Panel of World Athletics based in Monaco; and has previously served as Chair of Netball NZ. He was previously a long serving director of NZ Cricket (and Chair of its High Performance Committee) and served as a director of Sport NZ, and High Performance Sport NZ. Don has also conducted several significant independent reviews on sports-related matters. He has also been a director of various commercial entities.

Most recently, Don has chaired the Sport and Recreation Integrity Working Group.

Alexis Pritchard
Alexis Pritchard

A South-African born New Zealand boxer. Alexis was part of the NZ Team to the London Olympics 2012. Alexis has also represented NZ at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games, achieving a bronze medal in 2018.

Alexis retired from international competition in 2018. Whilst competing and upon her retirement, Alexis has demonstrated strong leadership and a commitment to supporting other athletes. This includes her long standing membership of the NZOC Athletes Commission (since 2014) and NZOC Olympians Commission (since 2015).

Alexis addressed the sports sector at the 2018 HPSNZ Athletes Symposium regarding Athlete Wellbeing and Post Competition Blues after Pinnacle Events like the Commonwealth and Olympic Games. She is also a member of the Organising Team for the 2022 International Working Group for Women and Girls Conference in Auckland 2020 (2022).

A former Physiotherapist, Alexis is a part owner in Wreck Room Boxing Gym and a Mental Skills and Performance Coach.

Tim is in private practice as a barrister. He is widely known and respected for his expertise and experience, in the fields of national and international sports law, mediation and governance, and working for and with Iwi/hapū Māori to advance recognition and integration of Māori Treaty rights.

Tim provides strategic advice to national and international umbrella sporting bodies, high profile national sporting organisations, athletes and support professionals. Tim also represents, as agent and manager, several elite New Zealand athletes across codes and gender, and is an accredited agent with NZRPA. He has significant experience as a mediator in sport. Tim was New Zealand’s inaugural representative to the International Cricket Council’s Corruption Commission and Appeals Commission; was an inaugural member to the New Zealand Sports Tribunal, and is currently the Chair of the Pacific Games Tribunal. Tim was a Ministerial appointee to several Ministerial Advisory panels in anti-doping initiatives nationally and internationally.

Tim is currently also the Chairperson of Drug Free Sport NZ.

Traci Houpapa
Traci Houpapa

Traci is an award-winning company director and a recognised industry leader. She is also a trusted advisor to Māori, Government and industry on strategic and economic development. Traci holds a number of directorships in the public and private sector, including a Director for Chiefs Rugby Club and NZ Trade and Enterprise.

In the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours, Traci was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to business and Māori.

Programme Team

Rebecca Rolls

Integrity Transition Director

Rebecca Rolls

Rebecca has a Public Service career spanning over 20 years. This includes 10 years in Police, seven of those spent in the CIB working in serious crime squads. Rebecca then spent 10 years at the Serious Fraud Office, most spent leading the investigations function as part of the Senior Leadership Team. More recently, Rebecca had two years at the Department of Corrections, leading the Integrity, Risk and Assurance functions before joining Sport New Zealand as the Diversity and Inclusion Manager in 2021. Rebecca is a former international athlete, having represented New Zealand in both Cricket and Football.

Rebecca leads a project team with experience in supporting the sector in  integrity aspects, policy development, operations, communications, and project management. 

Integrity Transition Committee

An Integrity Transition Committee (ITC) was appointed in June 2022 to lead the establishment of a new independent entity, with an Integrity Transition Team to undertake the work. Doug Martin chaired the ITC, and other members were Alexis Pritchard, Dean Murphy, Don Mackinnon, Sarah Murray, Tim Castle, Traci Houpapa, and Vicky Robertson. The ITC met thirteen times and provided advice to the Minister for Sport and Recreation, including recommendations and rationale for the optimal structure and legislative arrangements. The ITC’s recommendations are reflected in two Cabinet papers: 

Cabinet Paper – Protecting and Promoting the Integrity of Sport and Active Recreation (PDF 1.3MB)  

Cabinet Paper – Integrity Sport and Recreation Bill: Approval for Introduction (PDF 1MB)

The ITC was replaced by the Establishment Board in May 2023.