New Zealand Football names new CEO
Former London Irish rugby club boss Andy Martin has switched
sports and been named the new chief executive of New Zealand
Martin, who oversaw the recent buyout of London Irish by an
Ireland business group, was chosen after a worldwide search which
NZF said involved 179 candidates.
He replaces Mark Aspden who has acted as chief executive since
the resignation of Grant McKavanagh in July.
Martin said NZF needs to address the declining results of the
New Zealand national team which failed to qualify for this year’s
Confederations Cup and next year’s World Cup.