March 31, 2023

Meghan Fleming joins the Chiefs Rugby Club Board

The Chiefs Rugby Club today announced the appointment of Meghan Fleming as an Independent Director on their Board of Directors.

Chiefs Rugby Club Chairman Bill Osborne said: “We warmly welcome Meghan into the Chiefs whānau and look forward to the contribution she will be able to make to the board and organisation at an exciting and pivotal time for the Chiefs Rugby Club and the sport.

“Meghan brings significant strategic marketing skills, has impressive experience in the corporate world with her previous roles with NZ Ski, Air New Zealand, and Fonterra, and has also had great experience in sports marketing with ING Group."

Meghan, originally from the United States, has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Marketing and a Master's in Sports Management that has seen her transform the marketing and sponsorship strategy of many iconic businesses and a range of sports.

During her time at ING Group, Meghan executed marketing and sponsorship deals such as the ING New York City Marathon and ING Run for Something Better which strategically aligned the business with running for their sponsorship platform and boosted funding for school-based kids running programs.

Since making the shift to New Zealand in 2011, Meghan has held management roles at Fonterra, Air New Zealand, and Goodman Fielder. Whilst at Goodman Fielder she negotiated and launched the first standalone corporate partnership between Molenberg and the Black Ferns which became a historic milestone for the professional women’s game.

She was on the board of New Zealand Golf from 2018-2020 and most recently led the sales and marketing functions for NZ Ski which oversees Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, and Mount Hutt ski fields.

Meghan said of her appointment: “My family and I felt very welcomed into the Chiefs whānau, and I look forward to representing the Chiefs community in my new position as an Independent Director on the board. With my years of marketing and commercial partnership management experience, I feel I will contribute a great deal to the strategic direction of the organisation.”

Meghan steps into the new role as Independent Director effective immediately.

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Meghan Fleming joins the Chiefs Rugby Club Board