Executive Adjunct Professor, Chief Executive Officer AUT Millennium
Phone: + 64 9 477 2000
PO Box 302145
Mike Stanley has a long involvement in sport as a competitor, coach, commentator, management and leadership.
In 1993-2003 he was the inaugural CEO of Rowing New Zealand, before becoming CEO of AUT Millennium a position he currently holds.
Mike’s former roles has seen him act as a selector for NZ Olympic and Commonwealth Games teams and Chairman of the NZ Academy of Sport North Island. He was involved in the establishment of High Performance Sport New Zealand in 2010 and remains a Board member.
Mike has served on the NZ Olympic Committee since 2004 and has been President and Chairman of the Board since 2009. During this time the NZOC has undergone significant change to meet new challenges. This included relocation to Auckland after over 100 years based in Wellington.
In 2016, Mike was awarded the Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit for services to sport.
Sport Representation & Awards
1976-84 NZ Rowing Representative
1980 NZ Men’s Coxed Four Moscow Olympic Games
(did not attend due to NZ boycott)
1982 & 83 World Rowing Champion – NZ Rowing Eight
1982 NZ Sportsman of the Year (recipient with the World Champion Crew of 1982)
1984 Fourth place – NZ Rowing Eight, Los Angeles Olympic Games
1995 Inducted into Sports Hall of Fame