Name: Duane Kale
Title: Vice President
Organization: International Paralympic Committee – NEW ZEALAND
Duane Kale is a Paralympian (#96) and an experienced leader in both business and sport. Alongside his professional career in Banking, he has significant experience in leadership and Governance in sport at both a domestic and international level. He currently serves as the Vice President of the International Paralympic Committee where he chairs the Governance Review of the organisation. His current roles include Vice President of the International Paralympic Committee, Head of ANZ Bank – Australian Contact Centre, Paris2024 IOC coordination commission, Sport NZ Recovery Investment Advisory Committee, Sport NZ Integrity Working Group and Director of Paralympics New Zealand.
Before his sport governance involvements, Duane claimed six medals at the 1996 Paralympic Games, including four gold. He went on to leading the New Zealand team as Chef de Mission to both the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Paralympic Games.
Duane’s professional background in finance, risk and leadership is now blended with his athlete and sport governance experiences, as he looks to help shape the direction of sport while maintaining high moral and ethical standards, and to use sport as a mechanism to make for a more inclusive society. His commitment to sport has been acknowledged in the New Zealand Honours with an ONZM, Paralympics NZ Order of Merit, Sport NZ Lifetime Achievement Award and the Attitude Awards Hall of Fame.