Layton heads reform of Swimming NZ
Mon, 03 Sep 2012 1:40p.m.
Electricity Authority chairman Brent Layton will head the rebuilding of Swimming New Zealand as its chairman.
SNZ's appointment panel chairman Chris Moller says Mr Layton has a wealth of experience in governance, leadership and change management, as well as passion for the sport of swimming.
"We are fortunate that he has the time available to commit to the considerable task of leading and rebuilding Swimming New Zealand and its relationship with stakeholders," Mr Moller said in a statement on Monday.
An independent review of SNZ earlier this year described it as a dysfunctional national sports organisation and called for the entire board and chief executive to resign.
Since then High Performance New Zealand singled out swimmers as one of the sports groups that underperformed at the London Olympics.
SNZ's appointments panel, established following the approval of a new SNZ constitution, consists of Mr Moller, Sir John Anderson, Simon Perry and Horst Miehe.
Mr Layton will now join the panel to select up to five further directors of SNZ, of which three will be recommended to the regions for election and two will be appointed to the board.
Mr Layton, who was a competitive swimmer in his youth and held three New Zealand masters butterfly records, and the new board will take up their positions once the panel confirms the new directors, expected by the end of October.
Until then Sue Suckling continues as SNZ's governance administrator.
Post a Comment
Before commenting, please take the time to read our moderation guide
(Won't be published)
Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara is a fresh face in the All B...
All Blacks new and old are settling in to training camp at M...
Arsene Wenger praised his Arsenal players following their 1-...
A Canadian singer has been left red-faced after mangling the...
Italy's Antonio Cairoli stayed top of the Championship Class...
Copyright © 2013 MediaWorks TV. All Rights Reserved.