Meet The Team - Liz Bishop


Title: General Manager Corporate Services

Role/Duties: The lead responsibility for the Finance, IT, Education and Development functions and to champion Horse Care and Welfare across our sport.

How long have you worked at HRNZ? 3 and a half years

Are you involved in racing outside of work? If so how? Not involved in racing outside of work, but own four horses of which three are Standardbreds

What are your hobbies? Horse riding (mainly trekking), yoga and skiing

Favourite horse from past or present? Rock Jam - a Standardbred gelding (now 21) who I have owned for 14 years.  Rock Jam was NZ National Champion and Canterbury champion for 5 years at competitive trail riding (a bit like endurance riding, but to a set time), with me. Rock Jam introduced me to Standardbreds as I had not been involved with this breed until I moved to New Zealand 15 years ago.

What was your first paying job? Working on a dairy farm in the UK

Favourite holiday destination? Otago, New Zealand

What do you like most about your job? The huge variety in the work and the opportunity to work with such great people

What is something that not many people know about you? I once lived on a Scottish Island which was only 10km in circumference, but had 10 pubs.


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