Ms Andrea Nelson, of Auckland, MNZM for services to sport
Andrea Nelson was Head of Editorial Services and Chief Editor at the 2012 London Olympic Games and served as the Director of Marketing and Communications for the FIFA Under-20 World Cup hosted by New Zealand in 2015. She was the General Manager, New Zealand of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. She was the Chief Executive Officer of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022. She led the upgrade of facilities to host the event, which saw a record-breaking sold-out final at the Hagley Oval and 1.64 billion video views. Ms Nelson is CEO of Gymnastics New Zealand and Chair of Northern Regional Football.