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Chairperson Artistic Committee
I have been involved in competitive roller skating for 35 plus years, as a competitor, club administrator, judge and coach. Recently I have moved into administration at the national level and I am now the Chairperson of the Artistic Committee. I see this position as a governance role on the Federation Board and a management role on the Artistic Committee, working with the members to support and guide artistic skating throughout New Zealand. I aim to work closely with the Artistic Committee to focus on communication in particular and supporting our clubs who in turn support our skaters, who are why I am here in this role as Chairperson.
I am a former Masters skater and the current Upper Hutt Roller Skating Club president. I love our sport of roller skating and it’s great to have the chance to help to grow the sport within New Zealand. As Secretary of the Artistic Committee I am here to help, so please feel free to contact me anytime.
Treasurer, Artistic Committee
After taking up artistic roller skating at 48 years old I quickly fell in love with the sport and soon after found myself competing as a Master Skater, parent of a skater, Coach of Figures, Dance and Precision, and now treasurer of the Artistic Committee. A very busy schedule but loving the involvement and challenges it presents. Skating with and supporting my child through skating along with the support from our new skating family has created so many happy memories, I am forever grateful to have been part of. I hope to serve the committee with my financial knowledge gained from managing and operating my own business
Sarah Jane Johnston
Interim Principal Manager NZAC
Principle Manager NZAO
I have been involved in artistic roller skating for more than 14 years as a parent, supporter and MSSC Club President for consecutive terms. I have been involved in organising Speed and Artistic Oceania Invitational Championships, Palmerston North in 2014 and assistant team manager for the 2017 Artistic Oceania Championships. In 2018, I took on a new role of Team Leader, for the RollArt Steering Sub Committee, to work alongside technical experts and the Artistic Committee to help implement the World Skate RollArt scoring system. My background spans a range of Chief Executive, management, Team leader and advisory roles. I recognize the importance of all roles in the Artistic Skating community and how sustainability is a key factor in the future success of this sport.
Officials Convenor NZAO & Communications Co-ordinator
I have been involved in roller skating for over 30 years, as an international skater, coach and judge. I have sat on the Artistic Committee in previous years and am excited to be back on board. My role on the Committee is to assist Leigh in her role as Officials Convenor and to also help expand the number of officials we currently have and oversee and co-ordinate the various communications channels (such as our website, social media and surveys) to ensure information is up to date and reaching everyone in our skating community.
This is my second year as a committee member and I have been assigned the Events Co-Ordinators role, which I am looking forward to working in. This role includes management of national events and squads and organisation of the NZ Championships.
I started in this sport as a child and developed my skating skills over my teen years. I left skating in 2000 to get married and have my children, after 10 years I returned as a coach for the New Plymouth Club. I have learnt a lot over the years from some amazing people and hope that I can help to develop this sport in the future.
As the Skater’s Rep I am responsible for bringing your ideas, opinions and questions to the committee, to make changes that will benefit and reflect the skater’s themselves. I grew up competing all around New Zealand, and since then have had the opportunity to also compete and train overseas, including the World Championships and World Roller Games. Alongside my skating I’m a university student and coach, and I can’t wait to begin working with the committee.