Swimming New Zealand CEO steps down

Last updated 15:12 25/05/2012

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Swimming New Zealand CEO Mike Byrne has resigned from his position today in the wake of a critical report into the national organisation.

"It is with regret that Mike Byrne has today announced his resignation from Swimming New Zealand," a statement from the national body said today.

Mark O'Connor, general manager of operations, will take over all operational matters at Swimming NZ.

"Although Mike has reservations with the draft findings of the Working Group, he has chosen to resign to enable Swimming New Zealand to be able to move forward productively.

"Swimming New Zealand thanks Mike for his contribution to the organisation, including implementing significant change, salvaging Swimming New Zealand's financial position, securing the sport's first ever principal sponsor, and establishing the State Kiwi Swim Safe learn to swim programme, which has seen a significant number of primary school children learn to swim.

"We wish Mike the very best for his future endeavours.

"Swimming New Zealand will not be making any further comment on this matter."

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