MotorSport New Zealand Board
The Board of MotorSport New Zealand Inc is comprised of four members elected by its member clubs and a further two positions appointed by the elected members.
The Board governs the organisation with support from its various Advisory Commissions and Departments and empowers a team of dedicated staff to deliver the day-to-day operations of the sport.
2023 MOTORSPORT NEW ZEALAND BOARD DATES
If you have anything that you would like to see raised at one of the Scheduled Board meetings for 2023: please forward your suggestions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Meeting Dates:
24 February 2023: Queenstown
22 April 2023: Queenstown
21 May 2023: Wellington
29 July 2023: Auckland
24 September 2023: Invercargill
2 December 2023: Wellington
CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS
Wayne Christie | President
Wayne was elected as the President of Motorsport New Zealand in 2016 after he served initially on the organisation’s Executive and continued as a Board member when the organisation adopted a new constitution in May 2015. He has been an active competitor in the HQ and Super Six Saloon categories over the years and has more than 30 years of involvement with motorsport in New Zealand both as a competitor and an official. Most recently he was elected to the FIA World Motor Sport Council, responsible for all aspects of international motorsport. Wayne previously served as the Chair of the FIA Rally Commission.
Scott O’Donnell | Board Member
Scott joined the MotorSport New Zealand Board in 2016 as an elected member and is a proud Southlander with motorsport in the blood. Scott is a driving force within the Southland community where he has extensive commercial property knowledge and has led the development of the Invercargill City Centre recently. Competing since the mid-90s, Scott has successfully competed in the New Zealand Porsche GT3 Cup along with many endurance events both in NZ and overseas such as the Bathurst 12 and 24 hour and the Nurburgring and Silverstone 24 hour events. Scott has a soft spot for the 2L Super Touring era and has an extensive collection of historic touring cars which he regularly competes in. Scott currently sits on the Historic Advisory Commission as the Board Liaison.
James Dicey | Board Member
James joined the MotorSport New Zealand Board in 2020 as an appointed member and brings a wealth of knowledge both as a chartered account in NZ, the UK and Amsterdam and in governance, having previously sat on a number of other Boards including the NZ Wine Growers Association. James now runs a successful winery in Central Otago producing grapes for his own label along with consulting for other wine makes. He has also brought a great level of knowledge about Health and Safety to the Board. James has been a strong supporter of Formula Ford and has been competing regularly in the South Island Formula Ford Series since 2013. James currently sits on the Race Advisory Commission as the Board Liaison.
Mark Mallard | Board Member
Mark joined the MotorSport New Zealand Board in 2022 as an elected member and comes from a proud motorsport family, a passion he has shared ever since he could walk. He has done almost every role at a motorsport event from flag marshal to timing, safety car driver to grid marshal. In the early 2010’s Mark started the very successful 2kCup Series and began competing in a multitude of classes over the years, with his most recent being the 2021/22 Toyota 86 Championship. Mark is also the owner of a successful insurance brokerage and brings a wide range of skills to Board. Mark currently sits on the Rally Advisory Commission as the Board Liaison.
Daniel Gaunt | Board Member
Dan joined the MotorSport New Zealand Board in 2023 as an elected member and brings a wealth of motorsport and business knowledge to his role. Dan is the Director at of Game Over’s entertainment venues in both Auckland and Christchurch, as well as the Chief Driving Instructor at the Hampton Downs NZ Racing Academy. Having forged a career as a profession driver since the early 2000s, Dan has a intimate knowledge of motorsport and how to nurture talent. He is a 2x NZGP winner, 2x TRS champion & 1x Porsche GT3 Cup champ. He has also had much success overseas, particularly in Australia where had raced in Supercars and Asia in the endurance space. In his spare time, you might be able to find Dan racing golf carts around the golf course!
Ron Mackersy | Appointed Board Member
Ron joined the MotorSport New Zealand Board in 2022 as an appointed member and brings a wealth of knowledge in governance having previously sat on a number of other Boards including Bike NZ and NZ Masters Games. A lawyer by profession, Ron brings decades of legal, commercial and property syndication knowledge to the Board. Ron is also an avid motorsport man and has been involved both as a driver and competitor in both races and rallies over the years.