The hunt is on for the next High Performance Eventing Manager within Equestrian Sports New Zealand (ESNZ) following the shock resignation of Graeme Thom.
Thom resigned from the position following the flare up of an old back injury and following doctors’ advice that extensive travel would be the worst thing he could do, he decided to step down. He was appointed to the position in January and came with extensive experience.
At the time of his resignation he said: “It is a huge disappointment to me. I don’t wish to put the New Zealand team at risk through me being unable to do my duties at a critical juncture on the road to the 2018 World Equestrian Games.”
The role requires an accomplished and resilient leader who demonstrates great management skills, exceptional planning and clear communication practices. This role will be instrumental in facilitating an environment that enables for repeatable and sustainable success by kiwi riders in the international eventing scene and for attaining podium success at the upcoming World Equestrian Games in Tryon 2018.