Our Staff

We are a small staff tasked with growing the capacity and capability of ourselves and our partners.

Tom Smith, CEO

Tom is tasked with leading Parafed Auckland forward over the coming years. Originally form the UK Tom emigrated to New Zealand with his family. He has been involved with disability and Para Sport since 2007, working on the 2012 Paralympics then with Special Olympics GB, Sport England and The England and Wales Cricket Board.

If you have any questions about sport, sponsorship or anything disability related please contact Tom:

tom@parafedauckland.co.nz or 022 026 9228


Yann Roux, Development Manager

Freshly arrived in New Zealand from France, Yann is an accomplished Sports Coach but also a Marketing expert. He is mixing both to support Parafed Auckland enabling more disabled people to enjoy sport and recreation. His tasks are to develop and implement the marketing and communications plan to raise awareness of Parafed Auckland.

Contact Yann if you have any question related to sponsorship, business development, marketing or communications.

yann@parafedauckland.co.nz or 022 163 0967


Tina Harris, Administration and Office Manager

Tina is responsible for the day to day management of Parafed Auckland’s financial administration, booking of the gym and all equipment in addition to many other duties.
Tina is a very proud mother of two and Nana of four. Tina has over 20 years’ experience in administration across a number of industries.
Contact Tina if you have a financial enquiry, or want to book the use of the gym, van or any of our equipment.

office@parafedauckland.co.nz or 09 270 2503


Katie Owen, Para Sport Sector Development Manager

Katie has come from the bottom of the South Island with her passion for Para sport to join the Parafed Auckland team. Katie’s role is to work collaboratively with key stake holders, local clubs and participants to develop and improve new and existing opportunities, to enable more quality sporting experiences for our physically disabled Auckland community.

Katie is the primary contact for launching and developing Para sport opportunities. Get in contact with her to be involved,or to take part in sport yourself. 

katie@parafedauckland.co.nz or 022 584 9667


Sarah Murphy, Junior Development Officer

With a passion for developing opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in sport, she is looking forward to being part of the Parafed Auckland team. She will be supporting Katie as Development Manager on the delivery of Parafed’s Junior Programme across Auckland. Specifically she will be involved in the Halberg Games, the monthly junior recreation programme as well as junior clubs and sessions.

Contact Sarah for any junior programme enquiries.

 sarah@parafedauckland.co.nz or 021 283 3641