OPTIONAL EVENT – ASB Brunch
DAY ONE 4th May 9.15am
Enjoy a scrumptious brunch, while learning from All Blacks Manager Darren Shand, on how to build a high performance team culture.
Darren Shand has been the All Blacks Manager since 2004, which included the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cup winning campaigns and the recent 2013 undefeated Test season. In his time, the All Blacks also won the Tri Nations five times as well as the inaugural Rugby Championship in 2012, 2013 and again in 2014. The All Blacks have also won three Grand Slams against the Home Nations in 2005, 2008 and 2010 and been IRB Team of the Year nine times: 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 – 2015.
Prior to joining the All Blacks Darren was Crusaders Manager for four years, during which time the team made three Super Rugby finals and won the competition twice. He served as manager of the Canterbury Air New Zealand NPC side from 1999-2003 during which time the team made two NPC finals and won the competition once. He also managed New Zealand A during their tour of France, Wales and Romania in 2000.
Darren has a Bachelor of Physical Education (Otago University) and previously served as Marketing Manager with tourism pioneers AJ Hackett Bungy in Queenstown. In 2014, Darren was appointed as an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.