Hockey Australia has formally passed over control of the new Hockey One League to the Company’s inaugural Board, which includes experienced CEO’s from Netball and Cricket.
The newly appointed Board, who met for the first time last night, will have strategic oversight of the new league, which will see seven new men’s and women’s teams compete across the country for championship honours, as well as selection for the Kookaburras and Hockeyroos national teams in the lead-up to next year’s Tokyo Olympics.
The five Directors nominated by HA and the Member Associations are Carolyn Campbell – CEO of Netball NSW, Alexandra El-Shamy – General Manager of Commercial and Marketing at Paralympics Australia, Martin Kelly – Group Marketing Manager for Sportscover, Colin Richardson – Managing Director of investment bank Moelis Australia and Stephen McMullen – General Manager Venue Operations at Cricket Tasmania.
Colin Richardson, who was elected by the Board as the inaugural Chair, said: “I am delighted to chair the newly elected Board of Hockey One League.
“H1 presents a unique opportunity to entertain new and existing hockey fans across our country, showcasing outstanding hockey and re-imagining what our game is about.
“We have great experience in the new Board across finance, marketing, governance and sports management, including competition establishment, and I look forward to working with my fellow Directors and the H1 management team to bring the new league to life,” Mr Richardson said.
The daily operations of H1 are currently led by General Manager, Tony Dodemaide, former CEO of Cricket Victoria.