Matthew Cooper

Matthew Cooper

Chief Executive Officer

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“I’ve always loved playing sport and am forever grateful for the benefits, learnings, opportunities and friendships from involvement in sport. Now 'mature' in years, I am really enjoying the active recreation options associated with our mahi. Biking to work on an office day, a lot more walking rather than running with these rugby knees, and also an active participant of our crown jewel in the Waikato region - the Hakarimata steps.
I want to keep moving for many reasons – family and personal health are great motivators. I always believe better performance is linked to fitness and leading a healthy active lifestyle.”

Matthew is responsible and accountable to the Sport Waikato Board of Trustees in leading the development and execution of the organisations’ long-term strategy - Moving Waikato. The links to the overall delivery of Sport Waikato’s three key priority areas. Financial performance and external relationships also an important part of Matthew’s remit.