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Chief Executive Officer

Advertiser: Table Tennis New ZealandMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
4 Nov 2019
Auckland, Auckland Central
Work Type
Full Time
Sport & Recreation, Management
  • Location flexible for right candidate
  • 2 year contract (to start with)

Table Tennis New Zealand works collaboratively with various affiliates for the collective benefit of our stakeholders including 18 member associations, 10,000+ players, coaches, umpires, administrators and volunteers.  

Building a modern future-focused sport, the Board is currently working on the strategic direction for the next five years. With a new strategic plan 2020-2025 in the making, this is an exciting time for a new Chief Executive to join and lead table tennis into the future.

This role will report to the Board through the Chair and will be responsible for leading and managing all business activities and services delivered by TTNZ.

This ‘hands-on’ role requires a strong, proactive leader with excellent communication skills who is able to engage with a diverse stakeholder group and is highly skilled in developing and nurturing key relationships within the table tennis community as well as commercial partners, funders, government entities and International alliances. 

An understanding of the New Zealand sporting landscape and a thorough knowledge and appreciation of table tennis will be an advantage but is not a necessity. However, you must be committed to providing strong foundations for the growth of our sport.


  • Successfully implement the strategic plan 2020-2025 and develop & deliver annual operational plans
  • Ensure the successful and sustained running of TTNZ in all areas of its business
  • Collaborate with and support member associations with strategic and operational advice 
  • Proactively engage with our valued stakeholders to build strong relationships and connections with donors, commercial partners and government entities
  • Generate, develop and maintain new revenue from traditional and non-traditional sources


We are seeking a leader who:

  • Drives and successfully implements strategy and operations - You have a strong and proven capacity to proactively contribute to the implementation and evaluation of organisational vision and strategic priorities. You translate strategic priorities into operational activities and programs and implement, monitor and evaluate their performance to ensure ongoing success.
  • Is adaptive, innovative and embraces new ideas and change - You understand the culture of amateur member-based organisations and have the capacity for, or already have, a strong record of financial and commercial success in this environment. You also have the ability to quickly acquire a high-level understanding of the context in which TTNZ operates: its opportunities, challenges, stakeholders, membership expectations, sponsors, the general public and government entities. You are experienced in leading successful organisational change processes.
  • Communicates effectively, professionally represents the business and builds productive relationships and networks - You build strong working relationships and networks. You communicate clearly, authentically, and persuasively in writing and orally. You adapt your style appropriate to the audience and have strong representational, negotiation and liaison skills.
  • Achieves results - You have a strong record of achievement, both strategically and operationally, and you build effective teams, organisational capability and responsiveness. You are a “doer” who embraces and identifies opportunities to grow the organisation. You have business development expertise and you are experienced in sourcing new income from a broad range of funding sources, traditional and non-traditional.

… Are you this person? If so, we would like to hear from you.

The process

Your application should be sent by email to with the subject line “Confidential – CEO application”

Preferred Format: A maximum 2-page covering letter of introduction addressing the four Core Capabilities (see above) plus an accompanying CV of no more than 4 pages, all merged as one MS Word file.

Any queries can be directed to Simon Fenwick, TTNZ Chair, by email to or by phone on 027 4456 255.

There is a provisional closing date of 22 November 2019, 5pm, although we will consider applications as they are received.

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