Craig Hobbs to Leave Paralympics New Zealand
”I have had a fantastic five years with PNZ and feel very honoured and privileged to have had the opportunity to work for such an outstanding organisation and with so many very special individuals.
“However, I think the time is now right for me to move on and for a new chief executive to take over the helm,” he said.
“I have really enjoyed my relationships with athletes, coaches, contractors, service providers, member organisations, funders, sponsors and supporters and thank them all very much for their continued support and commitment to Paralympics New Zealand.
”I am very proud of what Paralympics New Zealand and our athletes have achieved over the past 5 years “The investment and value that we now add to our athletes’ programmes has seen a consistent and significant rise in performance levels over the five years and the profile of both the organisation and athletes has also improved greatly,” he said.
PNZ Chairman Simon Peterson acknowledges that the commitment and dedication shown by Craig has been outstanding and fully respects the timing of his decision. “This will allow the new CEO time to fully understand the complexity of the role to ensure that the major goal of a successful Beijing campaign is achieved.”
Hobbs leaves PNZ and June 29 and will take up the role of CEO of the New Zealand National Maritime Museum on August 13.