Anna Mary Richards

Date of birth

3 December 1964

Parents

Roger and Marilyn Richards (nee Cameron)

Education

  • Highfield Primary School and Gleniti Primary School
  • Craighead Diocesan School
  • Canterbury University BA/LLB
  • Massey University - Post Graduate Diploma in Sport Coaching and Management

Career

  • Tax lawyer for KPMG Peat Marwick 1989-1994
  • Logistics Manager for Flotech Limited 1996-1998
  • Programme Manager Alan Duff Charitable Foundation 1999- present day

Achievements / Honours

  • Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) 2005
  • NZ Black Ferns 1990 – 2008 and 2010 (Captain and Vice Captain on a number of occasions)
  • NZ Black Ferns four times World Champions 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010
  • NZ Women’s 7’s Team 2000-2001 (Captain)
  • NZ Open Women’s Touch Team 1997-1998 (Captain)
  • Member of NZ Open Mixed Team 1991 and various other NZ Age Grade Touch teams 1992-1996
  • NZ Women’s Rugby Player of the Year 1995
  • NZ Universities Sportsperson of the Year 2006
  • Member NZ Sports Tribunal