Hockey Australia (HA) is excited to announce David Pryles as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Pryles comes to HA after three and a half years as the CEO of Softball Australia.
With strong commercial and operational acumen, Pryles has led a raft of positive outcomes at the organisations he has worked for and developed excellent stakeholder relationships.
“Following a comprehensive and thorough recruitment process, we are extremely pleased to have someone of David’s calibre and expertise,” said HA President Mel Woosnam.
“David has demonstrated success and leadership skills as a CEO for an Olympic sporting organisation and understands the landscape, the opportunities and challenges that come with it.”
“He has a strong commercial background from previous sporting roles and previously in the business world.
“He also has a keen understanding of high performance and the critical importance of culture within a high performance environment, plus a real understanding of community sport and participation in developing the strength of hockey.”
“He has operated in a federated model and already has existing contacts with many of Hockey Australia’s key national stakeholders such as the AIS, Sport Australia and the AOC.”
“David is an excellent acquisition to lead Hockey Australia.”
Pryles’ enthusiasm to join HA stems from the many facets and levels of the sport that he can provide input to and make a positive impact.