Hockey WA has today (Tuesday) accepted the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Peter Churack.
Peter, who served as the organisation’s CEO since 2012 and as President for a further two years prior to that, informed the Hockey WA Board of his decision to step down with immediate effect, citing personal reasons.
Phil Nillsen, Hockey WA’s President, said: “The Board respects and understands Peter’s decision and would like to take this opportunity to thank Peter for his continued passion, contribution and commitment to our sport over the years. “Under Peter’s leadership, hockey has continued to prosper in Western Australia with the number of people playing the sport continuing to grow. The national ranking of the State’s male and female State teams is also on the rise, along with the number of aspiring athletes participating in our high performance training programs. “In addition,
Peter was also instrumental in the securing the right for Perth to host the Australian Hockey League in 2016 and 2017 and enhancing the event to ensure the competition would provide greater value for our sport, supporters and the wider sporting community. “With two fantastic new facilities recently constructed at Whitfords and Guildford and two new turfs being constructed in Gosnells and Cockburn, the future of hockey in WA looks bright.
“Hockey WA also continues to take positive steps towards delivering against the pillars of our strategic plan and I would like to reassure our athletes, fans and key stakeholders that moving forward it will be business as usual.” Following Peter’s resignation, Hockey WA’s Board has commenced a process to appoint an interim CEO, before embarking on the search for a new CEO in the coming months.