The Exercise Association of New Zealand
Previous owner of fitness centres in Christchurch for 15 years, and has worked in the industry for over 20 years. Involved with ExerciseNZ since 1998, and President from 1999-2005.
Richard has a Bachelor of Science in Statistics, and completed a Masters degree (MBA) specialising in the fitness industry. Richard presents internationally on fitness industry trends and has a passion for helping businesses realise their potential.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Ben has spent more than a decade engaged in various ownership and senior leadership roles within the health and fitness industry globally.
Ben is responsible for the operational execution of Exercise New Zealand (and the umbrella of organisations within) as Chief Operating Officer, while also directing his marketing, website and graphic design enterprises.
Ben is dedicated to the organisation’s development and expansion, as well as the growth of the New Zealand exercise industry, the exercise professionals within it, and the promotion of exercise to the community.
DR NIGEL HARRIS
CHIEF SCIENCE ADVISOR
Nigel Harris is a Senior Lecturer in fitness and exercise science AUT University.
Nigel brings a wealth of industry and education experience, having been on the ExerciseNZ board for over five years (in two separate sessions) and is keen to further contribute as an advisor to ExerciseNZ.