Hastings Rugby Sports nominated Jensen and the current Hawke’s Bay Tui player was voted in on Tuesday evening.
The 43 year-old who is the current Hastings Girls High Deputy Principal replaces two-term director Mark Hamilton who decided not to seek re-election.
Jensen said she’s thrilled to be part of the Hawke’s Bay Rugby Board going forward.
“I feel I can offer a different perspective and give back to the game that has given me so much.”
Hawke’s Bay Rugby Chairman Brendan Mahony said Jensen’s appointment is exciting for the provincial union.
“Emma brings a variety of skills that complement our existing board, including a high performance background and connection to our future players. But especially around her passion for community rugby and the further progression of the female game.”
Jensen joins businesswoman Mavis Mullins as the second female director on the Hawke’s Bay Rugby Union Board.