Community representative, lecturer, Department of Sport & Leisure Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Waikato
Lisa Hayes is a graduate of Otago University and Victoria University of Wellington. Lisa qualified as a physical education teacher, teaching for several years in Waikato and Auckland. She then focused on work in the recreation sector in both local authority and NGO, before moving to the public service working for the NZ Council for Recreation and Sport, and then the Hillary Commission. A period as a leisure consultant, working primarily with the voluntary sector, preceded a shift to working in tertiary education.
Lisa has been active in the voluntary sector throughout her adult life, firstly in surf lifesaving, and then with the YWCA at local, national and international levels. Currently Lisa is involved with the Maungatautari Educational Island Trust and INA (Māori and Pacific Island AIDS Foundation).
Lisa was a director on the Waikato Primary Health (WPHO) board from May 2009 to February 2011 when it was wound up. She was also a member on the WPHO Financial Audit and Risk Committee.