Kevin Collier

Principal Sport and Recreation Consultant
Kevin brings a unique and extensive mix of skills and experience to his role as Principal Sport and Recreation Consultant at Xyst.
His chosen ‘career-for-life’ in the sport, recreation and events industry includes significant roles in the rebuilding of Christchurch’s sport facility infrastructure as well as playing a part in securing and hosting major sports events for the region.

More recently his consultancy experience includes leading his clients in the development of:

  • Regional spaces and places plans
  • Sports field and facility strategies for Regional Sports Organisations
  • Feasibility studies for aquatic facilities, indoor centres, velodromes and many other community facilities.
  • Feasibility studies for major sports events

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My expertise

Following graduation from Otago University with a Bachelor of Physical Education, I started my career in a Sport Development role at Sport Canterbury. A move north to Auckland City Council included various sport and recreation planning, funding and delivery responsibilities.

In 2000 I returned ‘home’ to Christchurch and worked for Christchurch City Council for 15 years. The opportunity to re-shape a city included the early planning for the Nga Puna Wai Sports Hub and the Hagley Oval Cricket facility. Much of my grey hair however came from the central role I had in planning and delivery of Christchurch’s role in hosting major sports tournaments including FIFA, Rugby World Cup and Cricket World Cup tournaments through to 2015.

A return to Sport Canterbury for a temporary contract included delivery of Spaces and Places Plans for Greater Christchurch and South Canterbury.

A move to consultancy in 2019 has enabled me to work all over New Zealand on some amazing projects and with some fantastic people. I have completed feasibility studies for aquatic centres, indoor sports facilities, community facilities and even velodromes. Planning projects include many sports hub master plans and spaces and places plans for Councils, RSO’s and Sports Trusts. I have also helped organisations with financial and structure reviews and delivered a number of sports event feasibility studies.



  • Bachelor of Physical Education, Otago University
  • Accredited Recreation Professional (ARPro)

Xyst in action

Having worked with local and Central Government, Sports Trusts, National and Regional Sports Bodies and Community Groups throughout New Zealand Kevin always strives to find clear, pragmatic and workable solutions to enable clients to move forward with their project.


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