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Barbara Kendall was one of the most enduring and successful New Zealand sportswomen, and one of New Zealand's best-performed female Olympians. She represented NZ at five Olympic Games winning a Gold medal at Barcelona in 1992, a Silver at Atlanta 1996 and a Bronze at Sydney 2000.
Barbara spent 21 years at the top of international windsurfing, winning her first world Championship in 1987 and winning a silver medal at her last World Championships as a 41 year old mother of 2. She is a four time world Champion, four time NZ sports woman of the year and has been inducted into both the International Sailing and New Zealand sports hall of fame. In 1993 she was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to sailing, became a New Zealand Olympic Committee order holder in 2016 and was awarded the Sport New Zealand Leadership award after serving 12 years as a member on the International Olympic Committee and other International Sports organisations.
- Barbara completed a bachelor in Social services and a Diploma in Applied Management in 2013.
- Barbara has just recently been named the "Chef de Mission" for the New Zealand Youth Olympic Team to Buenos Aries in 2018.
- Barbara is a non executive director on ARRIA an Artificial Intelligence technology company in data analytics and information delivery.
- She is a founder of Champions IQ delivering workshops in Leadership, Self Intelligence and Performance for over 25 years
- And an ambassador for Health 2000, the New Zealand Olympic Committee and Project litefoot.