GENERAL MANAGER - Pandora Fruean

Pandora oversees the day to day operations of CSNZ including its High Performance Programme.

Email:  [email protected]

Ph:  027 420 2920

Michal Smolen - High Performance Coach (Podium Elite)

Michal Smolen is a Polish-American slalom canoeist who has competed at the international level since 2008 for the United States. He won a bronze medal in the K1 event at the 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships in London. Michal joined CSNZ in 2022 as High Performance Podium Elite coach for Luuka Jones and Finn Butcher.

Mike Dawson - Performance Pathways Manager & Coach (Koura)

Mike Dawson is NZ Olympian 1136, having competed at both the London and Rio Olympics.  Mike has been one of New Zealand's best canoe slalomers for more than a decade, and is internationally renowned for his extreme kayak feats, having won a slew of titles in some of the biggest rapids on the planet, and through his expedition paddling.  As a keen skier, mountain biker, photographer and film-maker Mike has travelled the globe extensively.  Mike measures success by living his best life with a journey of challenges that empowers the soul and expands thinking.