Top high performance strategist coming home 5 May 2012
- A better way to connect with government services News
- National’s desperate oil drilling agenda exposed News
- Liam Macdonald Scores Second Championship Living
- NZ leaves lasting impression on English Premier League teams Travel
- The Super 15 rugby final – more than just a game, sports exp Sport
- Emirates Melbourne Cup coming to Auckland Living
- We are going to campaign harder News
- More New Zealanders using statistics News
- $15.6m redevelopment of Tarawera High School begins News
- The Letter: Key Gives Nod for Seymour in Epsom News
Friday, 4 May 2012
Top high performance strategist coming home
High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) has attracted one of New Zealand’s leading high performance strategists back home, after several years spent working with the Australian rowing squad in Canberra.
Kiwi Andrew Matheson will move back to New Zealand later this year to take up the new role of General Manager Performance and Strategic Investment with HPSNZ, the organisation responsible for supporting this country’s elite athletes.
HPSNZ Chief Executive Alex Baumann says he’s thrilled they’ve been able to attract someone of Matheson’s calibre back home.
``New Zealanders working in high performance sport are often highly sought after. We’ve lost some of our best coaches and high performance directors to jobs overseas over the years,” he says.
``The establishment of High Performance Sport New Zealand and the Government’s increased investment in high performance sport means we’re able to take the high performance system to a new level, and attract someone of Andrew’s experience and expertise back home to work for us.”
Matheson was part of the New Zealand Men’s Coxed Four which won a silver medal at the 1995 World Rowing Championships. He was High Performance Manager for Rowing New Zealand, based in Cambridge, before moving to Australia in late 2008 to take up the role of National High Performance Director at the Australian Institute of Sport/Rowing Australia’s National Rowing Centre of Excellence.
Matheson says working in Australia with the rowing programme has been a fantastic experience.
`` I’ve got a lot of respect for the people I’ve worked with in Australia and the progress we’ve made. But when the opportunity came along to return to my home country to play a significant part in an organisation that’s already making headway in high performance sport, I leapt at it,’’ he says.
Baumann says Matheson has both proven experience in leading and driving high performance sport programmes, and the strategic skills necessary for the role.
``Andrew will drive our investment approach to ensure we produce more Kiwi winners, and he’ll work strategically with national sport organisations to develop world-leading high performance programmes, which enable our athletes and coaches to perform at their best.’’
Matheson will continue in his role in Australia until after the 2012 London Olympic Games.
``We’ve been happy to work with Andrew so that he can see through his commitments to the athletes there, and then look forward to him joining us at HPSNZ in mid-August,’’ Baumann says.
29 Jul 2014 Politics
Internet Party Harré: It’s Game on in Helensville Internet Party Leader Laila Harré will stand in John... more
28 Jul 2014 Business News
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today welcomed the Joint Border Management System reaching another milestone. More than 50 per cent ... more
25 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Auckland Airport cuts fine deal in US$250M bond issue By Paul McBeth Jul. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland... more
28 Jul 2014 Lifestyle
The new-look Mana magazine includes a story on Hollywood star and Rotorua local, Cliff Curtis. The famously versatile actor talks... more
23 Jul 2014 Entertainment
New Zealand Film Commission New Zealand Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere Maori action epic The Dead Lands will... more
14 Jul 2014 Property
July 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house sales fell in June from a year earlier, led by properties of $400,000 or less, indicating... more
11 Jul 2014 Migration
If you’re in the UK on a Tier 1 (General) visa, you’ll need to apply for an extension as soon as possible. The deadline... more
29 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
27 Jul 2014 West Ham United may have endured a torrid time on the pitch during their time in New Zealand for the Football United... more
29 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
TUESDAY 29 JULY 2014 New Zealand had another memorable day at the Commonwealth Games, with gold medals to weightlifter Richie... more
24 Jul 2014 Opinion
One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily... more
23 Jul 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Appointments to Public Trust Board Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of ... more
23 Jul 2014 Appointments
Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced four reappointments to various independent Crown entities and statutory... more
14 Jul 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand Government Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Hon Hekia Parata Minister of... more