Field Hockey | New Zealand
Sian Fremaux is an elite Field Hockey athlete having represented New Zealand internationally as part of the national women’s Blacksticks team and Maori team. She is a New Zealand sportswoman of European and Maori descent who has been selected by every New Zealand field hockey team, from the junior levels onward. Sian has represented her home province of Canterbury in national tournaments since the age of 11, winning nine national titles throughout her career. She has been awarded numerous international “Top Goalscorer” awards and was awarded “Player of the Tournament” while competing with the junior Blacksticks team in the Lal Bahadur Shastri tournament in New Delhi, India. Sian played professionally in Paris, France and Antwerp, Belgium. In 2018, Sian was a recipient of the Prime Ministers’ Sporting Scholarship and holds a degree in Commerce. She now works in the field of communications and content creation within the marketing and advertising realms. Sian is the Co-Captain of the Canterbury Province team and continues to contribute to the development of youth in New Zealand through coaching, mentoring and various speaking engagements. Since transitioning from playing international hockey, Sian enjoys trying new things, such as adventure racing and long-distance running. She also enjoys reading books and spending time outdoors with her bouncy Border Collie, Ralph.
Campaign and Communications Manager | C2 Melbourne
MENTOR | IWF Australia
Nikki May is a passionate and purpose-driven strategic marketing and communications professional. Known for leveraging the power of creative ideas in the business world, Nikki is driven to find commercial solutions to social problems. Nikki has a wealth of experience marketing luxury experiential products for the likes of Abercrombie & Kent, and Melbourne’s wine and tourism industry. She has a solid backbone in creating social movements within the nonprofit space, being a founding director of the International Women’s Forum Australia and influencing change to censorship and gender equality while working with the UN in Myanmar. Having graduated from the University of Melbourne earlier this year with a first class Honors in Masters of Marketing Communications (Faculty of Business and Economics), Nikki brings not only a theoretical understanding of current best-practices in integrated marketing communications, but also a 20-year history of real world experience in emerging and established economies. Nikki currently advises startup founders in marketing communications strategy, personal branding and campaign strategy and brings with her a skillset featuring excellent written, verbal and multi-media communications spanning graphic design, photography and film. Nikki has extensive experience producing content for social and traditional media and leverages stakeholder engagement, community building and thought-leadership dialogue to enable businesses to impact behavioral change.