Barry Maister

Barry Maister
Barry Maister (cropped).jpg
Maister in 2012
Personal information
Full nameBarry John Maister
Born (1948-06-06) 6 June 1948 (age 70)
Christchurch, New Zealand
RelativesSelwyn Maister (brother)

Barry John Maister ONZM (born 6 June 1948 in Christchurch) is a former field hockey player from New Zealand, who was a member of the national team that won the gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.[1] He is also a former member of the International Olympic Committee.

He worked as school teacher for much of his career, and was a secondary school principal for 15 years.

During his hockey career he played 85 games for New Zealand, and was selected for four Olympic Games.[2]

In the 2012 New Year Honours, Maister was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to sport.[3]

Maister has been an International Olympic Committee member from 2010 until 2018 when according to protocol he retired from the role after turning 70.[2][4]

He is a brother of New Zealand hockey players Chris and Selwyn Maister.


  1. ^ "Barry Maister". Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Mr Barry MAISTER, ONZM". Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  3. ^ "New Year honours list 2012". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2018.
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