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Charity Summary

Charity Details

Women In Sport Aotearoa Incorporated
WISPA, Ngā Wāhine Hākinakina o Aotearoa

Registration details

June 30

Address for service

545 Don Buck Road

Charity's other details

022 059 7999

Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

WISPA's purpose is to transform sport and recreation for the betterment of women's and girls' lives by: being the voice for women in sport; leading the change through influence, representation and leadership; promoting the value of, and promoting equal opportunity for, women and girls in sport; commissioning, disseminating, reviewing and monitoring existing and proposed research on relevant matters for women in sport; and promoting attitudes and behaviour which enhance or assist in achieving these objects.

Note: The main sectors, activities and beneficiaries are bolded.

Acts as an umbrella / resource body

Makes grants to organisations (including schools or other charities), Sponsors / undertakes research, Provides advice / information / advocacy, Provides human resources (e.g. staff / volunteers)

Sport / recreation


Other (please state)

(Women and girls)

Entity Structure

WISPA is a society incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908. Its governing body is its Board, comprising 5 to 10 individuals appointed by an Appointments Panel. Co-opted Board Members and Associate Board members are possible according to the Rules. WISPA operates to advance and achieve its purpose, not for the benefit of its members.

Annual Returns

Annual Returns are due within 6 months of a charity’s balance date (financial year-end), or a longer period if an extension has been granted.

For Year Ended Due Date Date Submitted Total Income Total Expenditure Financial Statements Annual Return Summary
30/06/2023 31/12/2023 9/11/2023 $1,296,840 $1,063,159 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
30/06/2022 31/12/2022 19/12/2022 $1,093,892 $1,065,081 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
30/06/2021 31/12/2021 16/12/2021 $757,314 $682,182 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif
30/06/2020 31/12/2020 18/12/2020 $438,164 $434,997 load annual return's financial documents spinner gif

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
Susan Sawbridge Chair 25/08/2023
Nicky van den Bos CEO 22/12/2022
Mary Jill Gardiner Chair of Audit & Risk Committee 1/12/2022
Jayne Jordan Associate non-voting Board Member 1/06/2022
Erin Roxburgh-Makea Board Member 29/10/2020
Tim Corbett Board Member 29/10/2020
Pauline Harrison Board Member 23/01/2017
Sarah Leberman Board Member 23/01/2017

Past Officers

Officer Name Position Past Since
Kelly Evans Board Member 26/10/2023
Martin Sneddon Board Member 26/10/2023
Julie Paterson Co-Founder 18/08/2023
Rachel Froggatt Chief Executive Officer 21/12/2022
Louisa Wall Board Member 14/12/2022
Nicki Nicol Board Member 28/02/2022
James Gibson Board Member 31/10/2021

Charity Updates

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Date Created Reference View Summary (.pdf <1MB)
3/08/2023 NOC005

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