Jamie Tong will be the next Chief Executive of Squash New Zealand.
Jamie has over 14 years’ experience in the sports sector including roles in cricket and the New Zealand Olympic Committee. He is currently Head of Participation and Coaching at Tennis New Zealand. He has extensive experience in areas such as community sport, coach development and performance, as well as underpinning organisational aspects such as financial management, team development and commercial revenue generation. Jamie has comprehensive knowledge of how clubs, RSOs and NSOs operate, both individually and collectively, and has strong relationships with Sport New Zealand and major RSTs throughout the country.
Jamie is 39, has a young family, and a passion for squash as a casual player. He believes strong collaborative leadership and good communication are at the heart of any successful sport. “I’m excited by the opportunities ahead for squash and look forward to joining the team,” he said.
Jamie takes up the CE position in April.
Current CE Jim O’Grady announced his resignation last October providing ample time for the search and a smooth transition. The position was advertised nationally and internationally by Sportspeople. We had a strong field of short-listed candidates and a robust process supported by Sport New Zealand. The Board acknowledges those who assisted and particularly thanks all candidates for applying.
We look forward to the 2018 season.
Squash New Zealand Board Chair