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Cate Sexton

Consulting Faculty

Cate Sexton has had an impressive career in High Performance Sport. She is currently leading the design and implementation of an integrated Womens High Performance pathway for CRFU and Super Rugby Matatu. Prior to that she supported High Performance Sport NZ to implement their Wellbeing and Engagement strategy and held the role of Head of Women’s Rugby at NZ Rugby for 6 years.


In her role at NZR she had overall responsibility for the development and health of the entire Women’s game in New Zealand including growing female participation, lifting the profile of the game, transitioning the Black Ferns to being fulltime professional athletes and building a new Super Rugby Aupiki competition.


A former first-class netball player, Cate has also worked with New Zealand Cricket and held the team manage role for the White Ferns and Black Ferns, winning 3 World Cups across the two sports.

Cate’s expertise and desire is to create sustainable strategic outcomes where people and the organisation thrive, with a particular passion to elevate and grow  the opportunities for women in the high performance arena to be successful.


Cate is currently based in Canterbury, NZ with her husband and three children.


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Core leadership



High performance pathways

Sustainable strategic outcomes

Wellbeing & engagement strategy

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