Effective June 18, Mark Elliot will become Performance Director for the New Zealand Federation. Elliot will transfer from his current position as Performance Director for the country's Winter Performance Programme. He has been working to support athletes through until the 2010 Winter Olympics.
"BikeNZ is very happy to recruit Mark to a lead position within our team," said Rodger Thompson, BikeNZ CEO. "When one reviews Marks track record in performance sport, it is clear BikeNZ has recruited a quality operator that we believe has the skills and qualities to develop a World-leading high performance cycling programme."
Elliott also has experience working for Triathlon New Zealand and Swimming New Zealand.
"I have been privileged to work across a number of High Performance 'teams' over the last 10 years. I see this opportunity as a challenge to create a truly World Class High Performance Programme that supports cyclists, coaches, and their support staff to develop and succeed on the International stage," said Elliot looking forward to his new role.
Michael Flynn had served as Performance Director, but he announced his resignation in November due to family reasons.