Terry Sheldrake Gisborne

Terry Sheldrake ( Bio )

Terry Sheldrake

TMS Sport Promotions Limited

PO Box 1293 Gisborne 4040 New Zealand.  Ph: +64 6 868 5200

Terry Sheldrake: 021 645 503    terrys@tmssport.co.nz

Kathy Sheldrake: 027 241 5063    kathys@tmssport.co.nz

* Founding CEO establishing Sport Gisborne/Tairawhiti (Eastland Sports Foundation) - 13 years

* Founder and Race Director of the East Coast Duathlon in support of the Rescue helicopter Trust - 12 years

* Founder and Race Director of the Waimata Traverse

* Founder and Race director of the First Light Triathlon Series - 1994 to 2000

* Founder and Naming Sponsor of the Gwaloop Cycle Challenge - 6 years

* Founder and Naming Sponsor of the Miniloop Cycle Ride in support of Life Education Trust - 6 years

* Lake to Lighthouse Multi-Sport Challenge. Conductor of feasibility study, founding sponsorship negotiator

* Past Vice President of the Gisborne YMCA

* Event Director of Port of Gisborne Harbour Swim

* Race Director 2012 Auckland ITU World Triathlon Championships 

* Present President of Gisborne Cycling Club

* Patron of the Weetbix (Sanitarium) Tryathlon Foundation - 2014

* President of The International Triathlon Union (ITU) Oceania Triathlon Union - current

* International Triathlon Union (ITU) Executive Board Member - current

BIO: In brief... Terry Sheldrake's background in Sport management is as follows...

Terry Sheldrake established TMS in 1999 to deliver world class triathlon events worldwide.

He has a long history of leadership and event management in Triathlons in NZ and internationally. 

His experience spans event delivery worldwide for multiple race types and age groups, technical expertise, seminars, triathlon management and advocacy.

Terry Sheldrake a co-founder of the Gisborne Triathlon Club in the early 1980s.

* He initiated local events, building experience as an event manager within Triathlon as an emerging national sport. These included the First Light Triathlon Series which commenced in 1994 building to the Millennium event of 2000.

* In parallel Terry Sheldrake was a key member of the group which evolved into the Technical Commission from where standardisation of race rules and conditions originated.

* In event promotion and management Terry Sheldrake has been the Race Director for over 350 triathlon events including: NZ Weet-Bix Series, ITU World Cup Triathlon New Plymouth and ITU World Triathlon Championships in Queenstown, National Triathlon Series, Oceania Regional Championships and the Fiji Kids Event.  In addition, he has attended just as many other events as a mentor, or a passionate Triathlon supporter.  This has included every World Champs since 1994, 2 Olympic Games and both Commonwealth Games where Triathlon has been on the programme. 

* In the technical realm he has achieved the highest rating as an International Triathlon Union Level 3 Technical Official and his competency has been recognised with appointments as Melbourne Commonwealth Games Triathlon Referee, a Beijing Olympics Senior Triathlon Official, ITU Team Leader and an ITU World Cup Referee. He has been a member of the Triathlon NZ Technical

* In leadership roles he has made a significant contribution to triathlon. Terry Sheldrake was President and effectively CEO of Triathlon New Zealand 1996-2000 (actively leading the sport when the national office was based in Gisborne); the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Oceania Regional Representative for a number of years and now sits on the ITU Executive Board.
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