Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
Cushla McGillivray, Bill Main OBE and David Abercrombie
- Cushla McGillivray has been an elite athlete, an esteemed coach, a director and a role model for gender equality in New Zealand Sport
- Cushla played hockey at provincial level, and then took up golf – soon to become New Zealand Stroke Play Champion, New Zealand Amateur Champion and was apart of the successful 1972 team who regained the Tasman Cup after 30 years of losses.
- Her love and involvement for Golf saw her continue on as a dedicated and successful coach, as well as being Women's Golf National Selector and serving on the Women's Gold New Zealand Board for 3 years.
- Cushla's next venture included Bowls, where she was hugely involved in coaching and coach development. She was elected to the Bowls New Zealand Board in 2008 and served for 9 years, including being Chairwoman of the Board from 2012 to 2017. Cushla was also Director of the Bowls Events New Zealand Board.
- As a director and role model, Cushla is a champion of diversity in governance. She has driven the implementation of strategies to enable more women to thrive, excel and lead within Bowls New Zealand. In 2013, she was also awarded the Gender Diversity in Sport Governance at the Women in Governance Awards.
Click here to view the Lifetime Achievement Award Video with Cushla McGillivray