England Hockey has appointed current England Golf chief executive Nick Pink as its new CEO.
Pink, whose career also includes a four-year stint at the International Cricket Council, will succeed Sally Munday, who is moving to lead UK Sport later this year.
A keen sportsman, Pink is a hockey enthusiast and is a qualified coach in the sport.
“I’ve been hugely impressed with what England Hockey has achieved through Sally’s leadership and I look forward to working with the whole team, as well as the many clubs, counties, players, coaches and volunteers who make hockey so successful at every level,” Pink said.
England Hockey chair Royston Hoggarth added: “Nick joins us at a really exciting time, a year out from the Tokyo Olympic Games.
“We have doubled the number of young people in our clubs; hosted major tournaments including the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup last year and, more recently, welcomed more than 12,000 people to The Stoop in June for the last games of this year’s FIH Pro League to witness a new innovation in ‘Big Stadium Hockey’ with our drop-in pitch technology.”