When: Wednesday 22nd May 2019 4pm
Where: LOCAL- Licensed Eatery & Cafe
Dr Farah Rangikoepa Palmer (Waikato; Ngāti Maniapoto) is Associate Dean Māori for Massey Business School, and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management, Massey University.
Here are just a few of the awesome things she has done and accomplished through her life.
In December, 2016 she became the first female Director on the New Zealand Rugby Board and the Chair of the New Zealand Māori Rugby Board.
In 2018 she became a Director of Sport NZ.
She has helped initiate a Young Women in Leadership Programme at Massey for Year 12 female students, a Māori Mentoring & Leadership Programme in the Massey Business School.
Is a member of the New Zealand Women in Leadership Steering Group which provides development for women pursuing leadership roles in the tertiary sector.
She was a member of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship in 2017
A member of the Māori Advisory Group for SportNZ on the Leadership Development Programme in 2017.
She is a member of the Aho ki Rangi Trust which supports alternative sport/education programmes
Is an ambassador for the Kind Hearts Movement Manawatū.
Farah was a member of the New Zealand women’s rugby team (Black Ferns) from 1995 to 2006, and captained the team to three World Cup wins (1998, 2002, and 2006). Her work in sport and women’s rugby was acknowledged in 2007 when she became an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) and she was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2014. After retiring from rugby in 2006 she has worked as a sport columnist, in television, for a government agency, and as a Professional Development Manager mentoring professional rugby players.
Farah resides in Palmerston North with her husband Wesley (a qualified rugby coach and coach developer) and two children and is adamant that bringing up two children is much harder than winning three World Cups!