NZ Registered Dietitian
BSc Human Nutrition
Dip Sporting Performance
PG Dip Diet
IOC Dip Sports Nutrition (Distinction)
Dane is a New Zealand Registered Dietitian who has worked extensively with New Zealand’s leading athletes and sporting organisations over the past 10 years. After graduating from Otago University in 2003 Dane worked clinically as a Diabetes Dietitian for the Waitemata DHB before becoming immersed in sports nutrition.
In 2008 he worked abroad in Qatar where he was a sports nutrition specialist at ASPETAR, a world-leading FIFA sports medicine facility. Since returning to New Zealand in 2009 he has worked with The Chiefs rugby team, where he was part of their back to back titles in 2012 & 2013 and has been part of setting up an innovative research program with Otago and Waikato Universities, which drives many of the nutrition and sports medicine interventions the Chief’s team use. In recent years Dane has shifted allegiances closer to home to the Blues where he is currently the Sports Dietitian (2019-Current).
Dane has worked extensively with High Performance Sport New Zealand where he was a Senior Performance Nutritionist from 2010-2020. He was the lead nutritionist for the All Blacks and Black Ferns 7’s Team and previously NZ Men’s Hockey Team, NZ Swimming (2010-2018) and the Football Ferns. Dane was the NZOC Support team Dietitian for the Rio Olympics (2016) and the Gold Commonwealth Games (2018).
He is currently part of the specialist multidisciplinary initiative WHISPA (Woman’s Health, a performance advantage), which is a dedicated group of specialists working to optimise female health and performance through research and education. Dane is involved with numerous research projects at the University of Otago where he is professional fellow and lecturer in the Human Nutrition Department. Outside of work, he is a passionate golfer, surfer and a developing fisherman when he doesn’t have his hands full looking after his young family.