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Management Team

The management team of Bay Venues Ltd is made up of experienced individuals:

Gary Dawson - Chief Executive Officer

Gary Dawson - Chief Executive Officer

Gary is an experienced CEO with a track record of leading high profile sports and information technology organisations achieve success.

Prior to joining Bay Venues Gary was CEO of the Championship winning Chiefs team. He has over 21 years senior management experience in sales, human resources, customer service, event management, community and high performance sport. Gary is a Director of Sports Business Solutions.

Tania Delahunty - Business Performance Manager

Tania Delahunty - Business Performance Manager

Tania is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 15 years experience in Local Government and CCO Organisations. Tania has worked in senior roles for Tauranga City Council, Tauranga City Venues Ltd and Tauranga City Aquatics Ltd.

With the Business Performance role, Tania has responsibility for the delivery of Finance, Budgeting & long term planning, Human Resources, Payroll, Information Technology, Health & Safety and Sustainability initiatives to Bay Venues.

Tania is passionate about ensuring effective and efficient business practices and processes are in place through innovation in technology and challenging the status quo.
Business Performance Team
  • Jacinta Derriman – Finance Manager
  • Kezia Goodhue - Health & Safety Advisor
  • Jeanette Brown - IT Manager

Ervin McSweeny - Commercial Manager

Ervin McSweeney - Commercial Manager

Ervin has many years experience in general management and leadership of a range of organisations ranging across the not for profit sector, public organisations, and also in the purely commercial environment.

After graduating at law Ervin has pursued a career in the sports and recreation industry with roles in the administration of sporting organisations, venue management and the events sector. This has led to involvement in a wide range of activity from community based events through to international level sporting fixtures.

Ervin manages the areas of Bay Venues business that have a predominantly commercial aspect inclusive of four individual business units and event development and delivery.

Commercial Team
  • Gillian Houser – Business Development Manager
  • Phil Briars – Event Operations Manager
  • Stu Stevenson – Clubfit Manager
  • Cian O’Cinnseala – Production Manager
  • Mark Hollard – Catering Manager
  • Bernie Gillon – Speedway Promoter
  • Richard Wilson – Venue Operations Manager Baypark

Tina Harris-Ririnui  - Community Programmes Manager

Tina Harris-Ririnui - Venues & Programmes Manager

Tina is an experienced senior manager with extensive industry expertise in Recreational Facility Management. Tina has over 20 years’ experience including the last 15 years in senior management positions, is an accredited Recreation Professional and has an MBA from Waikato University.

She has worked in the public, not-for-profit and private sector and has a strong customer-centric approach. Tina’s portfolio includes overseeing the management of 22 venues and the community activities which occur in them.

Venues & Programmes Team
  • Kelly Kuka– Community Venues Manager
  • Matthew Strange – Venue & Programme Manager: Mount Hot Pools and BaySwim
  • Bronwyn Gimblett - Venue Manager: Greerton Aquatic & Leisure Centre
  • Mike Page – Venue Manager: Baywave & Memorial Pool
  • Simon Leach – Programmes Manager
  • Sarah-Jane Odgers – Bookings & Reception Manager
  • Steve Edgecombe – Asset/Project Manager

Justine Brennan - Bay Venues High Performance & Strategic Manager

Justine Brennan - High Performance and Strategic Manager

Justine Brennan is the Strategic Manager for Bay Venues Limited and the manager of the University of Waikato Adams High Performance Sports Centre.

Justine brings both strong sporting and business acumen to the manager's position. She has held significant strategic planning roles in both the private and public sector as well as having been a high calibre rower of Olympic potential.

Robyn Mills

Robyn Mills - Human Resources Manager

Robyn Mills is the Human Resources Manager for Bay Venues Limited. She is qualified in both Human Resources and Health and Safety and has extensive experience in both the hospitality and manufacturing industries, including ten years with a multi-national organisation.

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