CSNZ Board

The CSNZ Board is made up of appointed and elected members who steer the organisation towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure the organisation has adequate resources to advance its strategic plan for the sport of canoe slalom.

Upcoming Board Meeting Dates


Kerry Bloor (Chair) - Tauranga

Email: chair@canoeslalomnz.org.nz

I have been involved in canoe slalom since 2012, when our oldest lad Stewart caught the bug.  And now our younger son is involved, and also loves the sport. Fom a sporting perspective, back in the day I was involved in equestrian. I competed at a high level in NZ in cross country, dressage, show-jumping.  Now, my main interests involve family, motorbikes and fishing.- from a career perspective, I have always been in the timber industry.  We own timber processing operations in NZ and in Vietnam, employing around 90 people. Currently my role on CSNZ is involved in the NPS and development squad programmes.

Rob Egan  (Deputy Chair/Treasurer)  - Tauranga 

Email: treasurer@canoeslalomnz.or.gnz

A Chartered Accountant operating in Public Practice in Tauranga since 1998. A founding Trustee of The AIMS Games Trust which runs the largest sporting event for 11-13 year olds in the Southern Hemisphere. A member of NZCT Bay of Plenty /Waikato Regional Advisory Committee which makes recommendations to the National Net Proceeds Committee on grant applications received from the Bay of Plenty / Waikato area  and a Trustee of The Sustainable Endeavours Charitable Trust encouraging environmentally sustainable practices at events through the use of the Hydrohub – a mobile water and power source the Trust developed. Also a trustee for many private trusts through my  accountancy practice. With approximately 28 years as a Chartered Accountant, significant  exposure to a number of industries, client types and 20 years of operating my own Accounting practice  the business skills and acumen I have developed will be of benefit  to CSNZ. The trusteeships held will also provide the governance skills required as CSNZ transitions to a Board of Directors model.

Jackie Lugton - Matamata


Bridget Leonard Independent Director - Auckland

I have a background in physiotherapy, physiology and biomedical research and currently apply my physiology to anti-doping science. I also have governance roles on the boards of the Helensville District Health Trust and Harbour Sport Regional Sports Trust and have been recognised as a Top Diverse Emerging Board-Ready Director 2021 by the Super Diversity Institute.

As a participant in multisport events I am familiar with the thrills (and spills), challenges and joys of kayaking white water and bring this passion and my governance experience to Canoe Slalom NZ for the benefit of both recreational and elite athletes.​​​

Warren Hales (Development) - ​​​​​​​


Kellie Bailey (Events/Membership)

Canoe Slalom has played a major role in my life since first being introduced to it in 1987, I very quickly took to the event management side and am also the current  Chief Judge in New Zealand, canoe slalom has given me the opportunity to travel the world as an International Technical Official, attending amongst other things, the Olympic Games in Brazil in 2016, I was also the Chief Judge for a World Cup in Markkleeberg Germany and the Extreme Canoe Slalom World Championships in Prauge in 2019.

Outside of canoe slalom I lead a busy life in Wanaka, I am the practice manager for a local architecture firm and the administrator for our construction company Bailey Builders Ltd.  In my spare time I love to get out and explore our environment be it in the bush, on the rivers, or on the wild west coast.