Motu Tony appointed New Zealand general manager

New Zealand have appointed Motu Tony as their new general manager for high performance.

Tony begins his new role after stepping down from his role as NZRL independent board director to put his work on the organisation’s senior management team.

He has attained board experience with Baseball New Zealand, the New Zealand Rugby Union advisory panel, the Rugby Football League disciplinary review panel committee and Hull FC.

In addition to this, he recently finished his term as the acting chief executive officer at Baseball New Zealand following a successful tenure as general manager of football operations at Hull FC.

On the appointment of Tony, NZRL chief executive Greg Peters said: “He has almost 20 years of experience in sports leadership as an athlete, administrator and director (both executive and non-executive).

“The fact that he has also pulled on the Kiwis jersey is another feather in his cap and will provide insights from unique sides of the spectrum.

“I’m confident Motu will be a great addition to our team as we look to review the draft strategic plan.”

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