Barbara Kendall, of Whangaparoa, CNZM for services to sport
Barbara Kendall is the only New Zealand woman to have competed in five Olympic Games, winning gold, silver and bronze in boardsailing. She won 11 world-championship medals and was New Zealand National Champion 25 times. She represents New Zealand on three International Olympic Committee Commissions, chairs the Association of National Olympic Committee’s Athletes Commission, and is Vice President of the International Surfing Association. She served on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Athletes Commission and the New Zealand Athletes Commission, and chaired the Oceania Athletes Commission. She was a New Zealand Sport and recreation ambassador and sat on the High Performance Sport Yachting New Zealand Board. Ms Kendall is an Olympic Schools ambassador for the New Zealand Olympic Committee and the Chef De Mission for the New Zealand 2018 Youth Olympic Team.