Hockey Australia CEO Matt Favier

Hockey Australia CEO To Step Down

ockey Australia (HA) CEO, Matt Favier has announced he will resign following the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

During his four years at the helm of HA, Favier established the Safe Hockey and National Integrity frameworks, the Participation and Engagement Plan, and the inaugural official Kookaburras and Hockeyroos Alumni, and launched the Hockey Co-op to improve efficiencies across the sport.

Internationally, Favier was successful in increasing Australia’s influence as a leading Hockey nation through his successful lobbying for greater representation on the boards of Oceanica Hockey Federation and the Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH).

Favier came from a sports administrative background and said it was a privilege to work in Hockey.

“It’s been my absolute privilege and pleasure to have served the sport of Hockey in Australia and while it hasn’t been without its challenges, I leave knowing the sport is well placed to continue a bright and successful future,” Favier said.

The HA board have officially accepted Favier’s resignation, recognising his achievements, and thanking him for seeing out the Olympic cycle before his resignation comes into effect.

HA president, Melanie Woosnam said Favier was focused on achieving the best for the sport and helped in successfully expanding its footprints.

“We thank Matt for his efforts over the last four years and the dedication, commitment and passion he has displayed throughout his time in this role,” Woosnam said.

“He has been instrumental in leading Hockey Australia’s bid to be a foundation partner in the FIH Pro League and in conjunction with the Member Associations developed and implemented the inaugural Hockey One League.

“We wish Matt and his family all the very best for the future,” she said.

Favier’s last day as CEO of Hockey Australia will be on August 6.