Archery NZ Board

To view a complete list of all 2020 Board minutes please view the links on the right of this page.

Nomination form for 2021 Board Positions


Your board for 2021/2022 is as follows:

  • Lexie Matheson (Mountain Green) - Chair
  • Matt Phillips (Appointed)
  • George Rossolatos (Auckland)
  • Andrew Russell (Auckland)
  • Hana Saemon-Beck (Christchurch)
  • David Velleman (Randwick)


Board Bios

Lexie Matheson ONZM

Lexie Matheson

Lexie is a senior lecturer at AUT University specializing in leadership and event management. She is a Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (London) and holds a master’s degree with honours from the University of Auckland.

Lexie has extensive governance experience in:

  • Education: NZEI (7 years), TEU Te Kahukura (5 years),
  • Local Government: SLGOA Treasurer (8 years), Auckland Council Rainbow Advisory Panel (5 years),
  • The Arts: Court Theatre (8 years), Christchurch Community Arts Council (7 years),
  • Event Management: HERO (2 years), Auckland Pride Festival (6 years),
  • Sport - Karate Auckland (2 years).

Lexie, a 2nd dan Goju Ryu black belt, has a background in high performance sport having represented New Zealand at the 2017 WGKF World Karate Championships in Bucharest, Romania placing third in the Women’s Grandmaster’s division for kata. She has been Chief Instructor at Kings Dojo for 7 years.

Lexie was 2020 Senior New Zealander of the Year runner-up and 2018 New Zealander of the Year Local Hero.

She was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in 2016 for services to education, human rights, and the performing arts.

Lexie has been involved with archery for five years.

Matt Phillips



Matt joined the board of Archery NZ in October 2020. Matt's professional background is in IT and business consultancy, primarily to the financial services sector. He has held governance roles since 2008, with his first board position being Managing Director for the NZ subsidiary of a software company listed on the London Stock Exchange. In 2015 Matt added responsibility for Australian operations to his role, alongside a position on the global operations board.

Matt has completed the NZ company directors' course and a number of specialist governance training programmes, including risk management and cyber security. He is a chartered member of the Institute of Directors (CMINSTD) and a chartered IT professional (CITP), as well as being a certified project management professional (PMP). Matt has a Masters degree in Anthropology from the University of Cambridge.

Matt is confident that he is one of the worst archers to have ever held a bow, but he is very hopeful that his governance, sales, IT and business administration skills will be of benefit to Archery NZ.

Hana Saemon-Beck


David Velleman


George Rossolatos


Andrew Russell

andrew russell

Andrew is a Life member of Auckland Archery Club, and has been very involved in various aspects of archery governance and operations, including events management, club governance and operations, inter-school archery, coach accreditation and development. He has been a New Zealand Team member a number of times, and is a National Champion in various formats of recurve and compound archery over 22 years of shooting.

A highlight of his archer career has been hosting the 2017 World Masters' Games in Auckland, which saw great multi-club and ArcheryNZ support from a dedicated crew of volunteers, pulling off a successful international event. He aims to support a governance approach that delivers for a breadth of archers around the country, from grass-roots to high performance, and communicates well with its members.


Board Minutes 2020

15 April 2020

13 May 2020

25 June 2020

14 July 2020

August 2020

September 2020

October 2020

December 2020

Board Minutes 2019

28 January 2019

9 and 10 February 2019

13 March 2019

19 April 2019

18 and 19 May 2019

12 June 2019

20 and 21 July 2019

7 and 8 September 2019

12 October 2019

 23 November 2019

Board Minutes 2018

19 February 2018

Events and Tournaments

Andrew Russell

email: [email protected]

Board Chair

Lexie Matheson

email: [email protected]