Meet the Staff

Jack Clayton

Jack started as the WILSS General Manager in April 2018. 

His previous role was at Hockey New Zealand, as the Community Hockey Manager for Young People. Prior to that Jack held the conjoined role of Regional Development Manager for Waikato Hockey Association and the Sportsforce Hockey Development Office for Sport Waikato.

Before his move into the sport sector he was the Head of Automotive at WINTEC and earlier spent 22 years in the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

Contact Details: or phone 027 475 7515

Paula Dewar

As the School Programme Manager at WILSS Paula's role focuses upon leadership and volunteerism with Primary, Intermediate and  Secondary School students as well as community groups.

Her qualifications include BTchg, BEd and PGDip SPLS and a Masters in Sport & Leisure Studies (2015).

Paula has taught at both Secondary and Tertiary Institutions and thoroughly enjoys the interaction with learners and in particular, youth. She is a coach and through this has a passion in supporting and guiding our future leaders through the leadership development programmes she delivers at WILSS.

Contact Details: or phone 027-579-2680

Alan Peary

Alan is the Tertiary Programmes Manager at WILSS.  He brings over 25 years of experience within Secondary and Tertiary education in New Zealand to the role, with more than 15 years at senior management levels.

He has a diverse employment background with roles such as freelance graphic designer, business owner, secondary schoolteacher and academic manager.

His qualifications include BA (Hons), DipTch, DipMin, and MEdL.

Contact Details: or phone 027 232 9025

Kim Guest

Kim is a Sport Management and Marketing Graduate from Nelson Mandela University, South Africa and moved to New Zealand in April 2021. Kim holds over eight years’ experience in Sports within schools as well as various event planning.

 As the Volunteer Programme Coordinator her role will focus on leadership and volunteering with Primary, Intermediate and Secondary School students as well as community groups.  

Kim is actively involved within the fitness industry, spending time outdoors and has a great passion for people. She is enthusiastic about helping others learn and grow and loves to share her knowledge with committed sports athletes and those around her. Kim wants to see people succeed and loves supporting them to be the best version of themselves that they can be.

Contact Details: or phone 027 508 5508 

Zelda Tucker

Zelda provides programme/administration support for the WILSS team.

Her experience within the education sector has included 12 years as a Business Administration Tutor for a Private Training Provider as well as managing a community education programme at a local secondary school.

She has a BA (Hons) from Massey University and a Certificate in Adult Teaching. 

Contact Details: or phone 07 839 9908