Dave took over as Manager of the Black Caps in Feb 2009 for 3 years and resigned the position in April 2011 after his appointment as dedicated Chef de Mission for the 2012 London Olympics.
It's been said that Dave showed 'integrity and professionalism under difficult circumstances' during his time with the Black Caps and was an excellent choice given his great track record of success and his longtime passion for cricket! Dave has proven leadership skills and an ability to create an environment where high-performing teams and athletes can thrive.
Dave was NZ chef de mission for the Sydney 2000 Paralympics, Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games, Athens 2004 Olympic Games, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and again at the London Olympics in 2012 - the most successful NZ Olympics ever and a fitting tribute to his leadership on his retirement.
Dave was responsible for the famous “One Team-One Spirit” tag, which inspired our top Olympic athletes to reach such great heights over recent years. He is passionate about New Zealand and providing the most supportive environment he can, for our athletes to perform at their best. He has wealth of experience bringing diverse groups of people work together to meet shared outcomes.
He has a clear direction on what teams should look like and how they should operate and on providing an environment that is strong, secure and seamless and both roles are about managing and inspiring teams to excel
Dave was Race Director for the NZ Ironman Triathlon from 1987 to 1997 blazing the way for the NZ’s success in this event and was for 17 years Executive Director for The Halberg Trust. During this time he was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship travelling the world studying integration strategies for people with disabilities.
Dave Currie shares entertaining anecdotes and talks about motivational leadership and building inspired and effective teams. He believes that everyone has the ability to achieve and that individuals can make a difference.