Snedden leaves NZC

New Zealand Cricket Chief Executive Martin Snedden will leave NZC in May 2007 after being appointed the CEO of Rugby New Zealand 2011 Limited (RNZ 2011).

In an announcement by the chairman of RNZ 2011 Jock Hobbs, he said after an international recruitment search they were pleased to find someone with such an excellent fit for the position.

“Martin brings all of the right qualities to this role. As a New Zealander he also shares our passion to make Rugby World Cup 2011 the best ever tournament and a showcase for New Zealand on the world stage,” said Hobbs.

Snedden has been the CEO of NZC since August 2001 and said he was looking forward to such a challenging role.

“I feel my time at New Zealand Cricket has provided me with a solid base of experience for this position and admit to feeling some sadness that I am leaving New Zealand Cricket after a long association as a player, board member and CEO, ” said Snedden.

NZC Board Chairman Sir John Anderson said a process would begin to have a new CEO in place before Snedden leaves in May next year.

Anderson wished Snedden well saying: “Martin Snedden has been an outstanding Chief Executive for New Zealand Cricket. He is now advancing his career in sports management, and we wish him every success in these endeavours.”

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