November 2018,

Scott Cresswell Appointed GM, Performance Partnerships

High Performance Sport NZ Appoint Dr Scott Cresswell as GM Performance Partnerships

High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Scott Cresswell as General Manager – Performance Partnerships.

Scott will join HPSNZ on the 26th November and be part of the Senior Leadership Team with responsibility for leading and implementing our Performance Partnership approach including critical friend relationship, Performance Team Leader role and Performance Health Check, with NSOs.

Scott will head up the newly established Performance Partnership Group overseeing teams across performance, coaching, athlete development, campaign planning, leader capability and investment.

His role will oversee the development of a comprehensive, streamlined engagement model, that aims to improve our interface with partners, gain improved trust and confidence and lead to honest and robust partnerships with NSOs.

A former Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Scott will join HPSNZ from ANZ Bank having held a number of senior leadership roles including General Manager Transformation –Commercial and Agri.

A sports academic and internationally published researcher, Scott has previously led his own sports consultancy with a portfolio that included NZ Rugby, Rugby Football Union and Netball NZ and also served as an Independent Director to Yachting NZ.

Scott holds a Ph.D. and a Masters in Physical Education and has extensive experience across the sporting and commercial sector, specialising in people strategies to meet strategic business objectives and outcome driven performance.