THE TEAM

MICHAEL MARTIN - CHIEF EXECUTIVE
MICHAEL MARTIN

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Michael, born in Blenheim and educated at Christ's College, Christchurch, and Wellington Teacher's College, owned and operated a private stud in Cambridge for ten years before joining the NZTBA in 1989 as Marketing Manager.

From 1991 to 1996 he was the Director of Racing in Tasmania, and a member of the Tasmanian TAB board before returning to New Zealand to take up his current position in January 1997.

Michael represents the NZTBA on the NZ Pattern Committee, the NZ Equine Health Association, the NZ Equine Research Foundation, NZ Thoroughbred Marketing and at the International Breeders' Meeting. He is also a member of the Association's Tax Committee.

Michael and his wife Susan Archer own two broodmares and are the breeders of the three-time Australian & four-time New Zealand Horse of the Year Sunline. Susan and Michael were named 1999 BMW New Zealand Breeders of the Year and were finalists for the same award in 2000, 2001 & 2002.

Mob: +64 (0) 21 338 500 Email: michael@nzthoroughbred.co.nz
NICOLA GRIFFITHS - OFFICE MANAGER
NICOLA GRIFFITHS

OFFICE MANAGER

Nicola moved to Australia from the UK in 1991 and has been working in the Australasian thoroughbred breeding industry for 23 years.

She worked at Inglis, Sydney for 14 years as Insurance Manager and moved to New Zealand in August, 2014 where she commenced duties with the NZTBA in our new Cambridge office.

Nicola is responsible for all of the NZTBA's administrative functions, including the NZTBA Sunline Scholarship programme and the NZB Insurance Pearl Bonus Scheme.

As well as her racing and breeding knowledge, she is also a keen dressage rider and qualified riding instructor and holds a tertiary HND in Equine Studies.

Mob: +64 (0) 21 338 581Email: nicola@nzthoroughbred.co.nz