Hockey New Zealand has appointed Hilary Poole as CEO.
Poole has had a commercial career at senior management level, including 10 years in senior marketing and operational roles in retail financial services for Bank of New Zealand and GE Capital in the UK.
Since 1997, she has been advising business leaders on strategy, marketing and organisation development.
She succeeds the founding CEO of Hockey NZ, Ramesh Patel, who has taken on the newly created role of Hockey Director which has accountability to the CEO for all hockey-related aspects of Hockey NZ.
Poole will take up the position in August.