Triathlon New Zealand (Tri NZ) has today announced the appointment of Mark Elliott as its High Performance Director, following the resignation of Graeme Maw from the key role at the national governing body in late 2016. Mark Elliott will start in his new role on 5 April 2017.
Elliott is no stranger to Tri NZ and ‘knows first-hand what is required for success on the world stage’. He was Performance Director for Tri NZ between 2000-2004 and during that time led the programme to achieve dual Olympic medals in Athens and 6 World Championship Titles for New Zealand athletes.
He said “Having had an incredibly enjoyable and successful time in the sport a number of years ago, it’s exciting to see that there’s still as much talent and abilities from an athlete and coaching perspective in New Zealand.
“I’m looking forward to bringing it together over this next Olympic cycle to maximise those opportunities.”
After Tri NZ, Elliot spent two years leading the strategic restructuring of Snow Sports New Zealand and assisted seven Winter Olympic sporting bodies to develop longer term strategic intents. For the past nine years, Elliot has led the strategic development of Tier One HP athletes for Cycling New Zealand. Six Olympic medals, 26 Commonwealth Games medals and 87 World Championship medals have been secured under his leadership.