About our Activation team

The Activation Team works with clubs, active recreation providers, community groups and individuals to develop and support physical activity in the city and implement the active recreation plan.

Find out more about the Activation team below:

Brent Hayward

Team Leader 04 5272148 | 027 213 7583

Brent joined the Activation team in June 2020. Originally from Taranaki and schooled at Francis Douglas Memorial College, Brent studied Recreation Management (Sport Major) at Lincoln University. Upon graduating, he moved to Wellington to study marketing management at Massey University and in 2005 became the Club Development Officer at Victoria University. In 2011 he moved to Sydney and for 5 years was the Competition Manager for Athletics NSW. His most recent role prior to joining the team here, was that of Centre Manager of the YMCA fitness and recreation centre in Ellerslie, Auckland. Brent brings a depth of experience to the team and is passionate about sports, in particular cricket, rugby, basketball and golf. A key focus for Brent is to continue to grow and develop as a leader and as a collaborative team, deliver an outstanding service for the Upper Hutt community.

Tom Pere

Recreation Advisor - Schools and Clubs