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Welcome Martyn Newman-Hall

The Board of Swimming Wellington is delighted to confirm the appointment of Martyn Newman-Hall as General Manager of Swimming Wellington.  This is a new role established by the Board to provide Swimming Wellington with the capacity it needs to lead, support and provide opportunities for the development of swimming in the region.


Martyn brings to Swimming Wellington executive, operational and governance experience gained in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors.  This includes Swimming New Zealand where Martyn was engaged as General Manager – Community Sport at Swimming New Zealand responsible for all day-to-day activities except in the high performance area. This included external and internal communications, key sponsor relationships, programme management, membership systems, technology replacement, the learn to swim programme and deriving ways to capitalise on Swimming New Zealand’s IP and programmes to establish on-going, non-tagged revenue streams.

Key successes included -

•             successfully establishing a number of new or enhanced sponsorship arrangements

•             putting in place effective strategic and operational governance frameworks around the major sponsorship arrangement with State Insurance

•             working with the wider organisation to encourage consistency, communication and cooperation between clubs and regions so that the national body could effectively support them

•             managing the RFP process for an improved membership system with a tightly coupled website and  modern content management tools that resulted in the adoption of a new Database for swimming.


Previous to his GM role Martyn was been contracted by the SNZ board and CEO to lead a review of the current organisational structure - identifying current capability and effectiveness with a view to creating an improved structure which would be more able to deliver services to members, and more likely to grow the membership, in the current economic and cultural environment.


We welcome Martyn to the Wellington swimming community and look forward to working with him to achieve our strategic goals resulting in more people taking part and reaching their swimming potential.


Contact details:

027  240-8199