Aucklander Jane Patterson has been appointed to the role of event director for the 2013 UCI BMX world championships in Auckland next July.
Patterson owns and runs a company which provides management of a number of high profile events including Ironman New Zealand and the Port of Tauranga Half. She was also the chief exceutive of the 2007 netball world championship in Auckland.
She is currently in Birmingham with a small team at this week's world championships where they will market the Auckland event and complete key planning meetings with the world body. They are keen to look at the logistics involved in an indoor venue at Birmingham, with the Auckland event to be staged at Vector Arena.
Who's your favourite boxer?