Marty McGregor

Senior Sport and Recreation Consultant

Marty has had a varied 20-year career in the Sport and Recreation industry. 

He started working for Tasman Rugby in its formative years, managing and growing the community game before moving into Local Government with the Christchurch City Council in 2008.  Working as a Sports Liaison Advisor, Marty worked in the response, recovery, and delivery of Sport and Recreation in Canterbury post the 2011 earthquakes including contributing to the design and planning of future facilities. Marty then went on to facility management, managing aquatic and indoor court spaces and events.

More recently, before joining Xyst, Marty worked for the Waimakariri District Council as a Senior Advisor for Community and Recreation. This involved strategy and plan development, project management as well as managing relationships with key stakeholders.


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My expertise

Bringing people and spaces together is often a challenging and complex undertaking, I pride myself on being able to engage people in the planning, design and utilisation of Recreation and Sport Spaces. This often means balancing specific needs and expectations with design constraints and budget.  I have experience in the delivery of sport and recreation programmes and events was well as the management and operation of facilities, this gives me the unique perspective of understanding both the provider and operator. No two projects are the same and my ability to engage key stakeholders towards an outcome has been refined over 20 year career in sport and local government.


  • Diploma in Venue Management
  • Venue Management Association – Venue Management School – Year 1
  • Diploma in Applied Recreation, Major: Recreation and Sport Facility Operations – Christchurch Polytechnic

Xyst in action

As a Consultant for Xyst Marty utilises his significant local government experience to tailor advice and solutions to clients and their stakeholders.

Marty has a track record of engaging stakeholders in complex projects, bringing them on the journey and seeing them through to completion.


Service Delivery

From procuring and managing contractors to the practical implementation of strategic work, we can help you to deliver services efficiently

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Asset Management

Having accurate information about assets allows you to make practical, workable decisions about maintaining and developing community spaces

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