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Melanie Woosnam has been reappointed as Hockey Australia President until the end of 2020, which will see her tenure extend to three years.
This appointment was unanimously supported by the Board of Hockey Australia, together with the appointments of Sandra Sully and Pat Hall as Vice Presidents.
“I would like to acknowledge and thank my Board colleagues for placing their trust in me for a further 12 months to lead Hockey Australia into 2020,” said Woosnam.
“Since my appointment after the 2016 Rio Olympics, Hockey Australia has undergone a period of transformation which has included delivering the inaugural FIH Pro League, qualifying both of our national teams for Tokyo 2020, growth in our participation profile, the development of a new social hockey program, the establishment of our Safe Hockey initiative and of course the implementation of the new national hockey league, the Sultana Bran Hockey One League.
“I am pleased to be working collaboratively with my State and Territory colleagues to address the challenges ahead for hockey in Australia with a view to being more aligned and with the intention to deliver better value to our players, volunteers and fans of hockey.”
In addition to the above roles, the Hockey Australia Board also confirmed appointments to the following committees:
Finance, Audit & Risk Committee: Bryan Zekulich (Chair), Brent Dancer, Pat Hall, Matt Favier and Lauren Watt
HR & Remuneration Committee: Sandra Sully (Chair), Melanie Woosnam, Bryan Zekulich, Stuart Carruthers
High Performance Committee: Stuart Carruthers (Chair), Brent Dancer, Juliet Haslam, Toni Cumpston
Nominations Committee: Colin Richardson (Chair), Melanie Woosnam, MA president (appointed annually)