Trudi joined Aktive after six years at Special Olympics New Zealand where she was most recently the Regional Team Leader – Community & Coach Development for the Upper North and Central North Island region.

Trudi brings valuable experience in working with clubs and organisations at multiple levels, as well as teaching where she lectures in adapted physical activity at Unitec. She started her professional career in the banking industry in sales, marketing and relationship management positions, and account management, before pursuing her passion for sport. This saw her work for Tennis Auckland where she was responsible for events, marketing and sponsorship before taking on the role of Sports Opportunity Advisor for the Halberg Trust.

Trudi’s scholarly achievements are impressive, achieving tertiary qualifications which include of Bachelor of Sport (Management major), a Post Graduate Diploma of Business and a Master of Business.