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Margaret McKee - Appointed Member

Board member – Margaret McKee

Margaret has had a diverse professional career across a range of industries. She has had senior business roles in both the private and public sectors and has formal governance training and experience. Margaret has worked closely with both central and local government, been involved with international company agreements/alliances, commercial sponsorships, product development and portfolio funds management.

As a young adult Margaret was selected to represent New Zealand in 'Operation Drake’ an international youth project. This involved hurricane relief work on an outlying Fiji island and re blazing an historic war time trail in Papua New Guinea.

Margaret’s motivation for being on the Board of Swimming New Zealand stems from a passion for best practice governance, a genuine love of New Zealand and New Zealanders and our ability to excel. She is an advocate for healthy living and sees swimming for everyone as a wonderful provisioning for life.

Business and Governance Background
• Board Member Advertising Standards Complaints Board (2003-current)
• CEO, QEII National Trust (2002-2012)
• Business Manager, Outward Bound Trust of NZ (1997-2002)
• Marketing Manager, Watkins NZ Ltd (1990-1997)
• Technical Development Manager, Yates NZ Ltd. (1982-1990)

Margaret is a member of the Institute of Directors, a graduate of the IOD’s Company Directors Course and is an Honorary Life Member of QEII National Trust.
Swimming background
Margaret has a love of swimming at both a recreational and competitive level. Growing up in Gisborne she was a member of the Comet Swimming Club and competed at a national level and held a NZ title. More recently she has competed in the State NZ Ocean Swim series and has been an age group winner the last four years. She enjoys participating in open water events in and around the Pacific Ocean and this has included Hawaii, Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa and Mexico. Margaret is a member of Harbour Capital Masters and New Zealand Masters Swimming.

Margaret lives in Wellington but spends significant time in Gisborne with family and business interests.