Former football leader Cam Mitchell named chief executive of Athletics NZ

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Former football administrator and current NZ Football board member Cam Mitchell has been appointed as the new chief executive of Athletics NZ.

Mitchell (41) previously worked as Community Football Director at NZ Football and was chief executive at both Waikato Bay of Plenty Football and Northern Football.

In April, he was elected to the NZ Football’s Executive Committee as one of two new board members.

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Mitchell is leaving his role as Wellington Cricket’s chief executive to take up the role with athletics.

Wellington Cricket chair David Howman said in his six years in the role, Mitchell had led a significant transformation of the organisation, inspiring and building a strong and supportive performance environment that would stand as a hallmark of his tenure.

“He should be praised for his vision and leadership of the women’s game and his consultative style which drove positive changes to the delivery model of the community game, which included CW’s competition structures,” Howman said.

“Cam has reset the high-performance environment with ten domestic titles secured over six seasons and the elevation of a significant increase in the number of Wellington players into our national teams.”

Mitchell starts his new role on August 1.

Mitchell interview

Cam Mitchell was a guest on Jason Pine’s Weekend Sport show on NewstalkZB. Here’s the interview:

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