15 Apr 2011

NZ Football name new boss

3:01 pm on 15 April 2011

Grant McKavanagh has been named New Zealand Football's new Chief Executive.

The 41-year-old McKavanagh, is a former CEO of Radiola Corporation and has managed other retail businesses in the mobile phone and service station sectors as well as holding positions with a focus on business generation.

With football in New Zealand reaching new levels of popularity following the All Whites world cup achievements, McKavanagh says he's relishing the challenge of building the game's current impetus.

McKavanagh says his background in brand-building will help strengthen the platform to support growth in the game, but as both a player and fan it is the sport's grassroots development plan being rolled out over the next six years that really inspires him.

New Zealand Football Chairman Frank van Hattum says McKavanagh's appointment would allow continuity.

McKavanagh assumes the role on May the 2nd.