It was a privilege for Sheffield Search to have supported the facilitation of Dame Patsy’s appointment.
Former Governor-General the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy has had extensive experience in governance and consulting roles in both the private and public sectors. Reddy served as New Zealand's Governor General from 2016 to 2021, following a career as a lawyer, director, and crown negotiator.
Dame Patsy said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining the NZR Board, with the Rugby World Cup in Aotearoa later this year. I am sure this tournament will inspire a new generation of women and girls to play rugby. I look forward to contributing to a sport that has unified and enthralled New Zealanders from all walks of life for over 150 years.”
The announcement received wide media coverage; you can read Reddy’s interview with The New Zealand Herald here.
The NZR board is looking forward to her joining and commented on her influence as they head into a massive year for women's rugby. "Dame Patsy is a special New Zealander, and we are fortunate she has chosen to add her knowledge, guidance and wisdom to rugby.”, NZR Chair Stewart Mitchell.
We wish Dame Reddy every success in their new role.