Kerry Prendergast (CNZM), Chair
Kerry Prendergast has chaired Tourism New
Zealand since August 2011.
The former Mayor of Wellington (2001-
2010) and Vice-President of Local
Government New Zealand holds an MBA
from Victoria University of Wellington
(where she is a Distinguished Alumnus), and
was made a Companion of the New Zealand
Order of Merit in 2011 for her services to
In addition to her Tourism New Zealand
role, Kerry is also chair of the Environmental
Protection Authority and the New Zealand
Film Commission. She is deputy chair of
Richard Leggat, Deputy Chair
Richard Leggat has a varied background
across business, marketing, and
e-commerce and has been a full-time
director for the last five years. He
assumed the role of deputy chair of
Tourism New Zealand in December 2013.
A keen sportsman and recreational
cyclist, Richard chairs the board of
Nga Haerenga – The New Zealand
Cycle Trail Inc., the entity charged with
ensuring the success and sustainability
of the Government’s national cycle trail
The founder of New Zealand’s largest
private tourism education provider, the
New Zealand School of Tourism (formerly
the Sir George Seymour National College
of Tourism), Raewyn Idoine has been at
the forefront of many tourism and business
ventures around the country.
Raewyn has significant experience at a
senior level in the education, tourism and
health sectors, having been independent
chair of the Local Government Industry
Training Organisation, stakeholder
engagement manager for the Tertiary
Wellington Free Ambulance, a trustee for
New Zealand Community Trust, a director
for Oceania Healthcare, Compass Health,
and Wellington Phoenix Football Club and
board member for the Victoria University
Foundation. She also serves on the Board of
the New Zealand China Council.
She is also a patron and trustee of several
New Zealand community organisations
including SPCA, Skylight Trust, and Motu
Foundation, and is an ambassador for
Alzheimer’s New Zealand.
On 18 August 2015 Kerry was reappointed for
a second term ending on 17 August 2018.
initiative. He is also a director of Auckland
Council’s regeneration organisation, Panuku
Development Auckland, and sits on the
Boards of Snow Sports New Zealand, Cycling
NZ, New Zealand Post, and Education New
Richard was first appointed to the New
Zealand Tourism Board on 1 February 2010
and is currently in his third term (finishing
on 10 April 2018).
Education Commission and a board
member of Learning State (the state
sector industry training organisation).
Raewyn now chairs the Southern Health
and Disability Ethics Committee, and is a
member of the Christchurch City Council’s
subsidiary Transition Holdings Limited,
merging Canterbury Development
Corporation and Christchurch Tourism.
Raewyn was appointed to the Tourism
New Zealand board in August 2015 for a