Nathan Luce appointed CRNZ General Manager-Performance

CRNZ is delighted to announce that we have appointed Nathan Luce to the new role of General Manager – Performance at CRNZ.

Nathan has been a member of CRNZ’s High Performance Coaching team since 2017. During that time, he has contributed to a number of outstanding performances, culminating in the recent Tokyo campaign.

The new GM Performance role is a key part of CRNZ’s structure for the next cycle. As GM, Nathan will play a lead role in piloting our CRNZ waka. The focus areas of the role are:

    • implementing our new holistic performance framework (more information to come in the new year)
    • ensuring our whole performance system aligns to the Picture of Performance
    • promoting belonging, collaboration and wellbeing
    • leading administration of the whole Performance pathway

On his new appointment, Nathan says “I am delighted to assume the new role of GM of Performance at an exciting point in CRNZ’s history following a record setting Olympic campaign in 2021.

“While I have been coaching for over 20 years in Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, now is the time for a new challenge. I look forward to leading our performance team with the support of HPSNZ and their renewed investment in our high performing programmes towards Paris 2024 and beyond.”

CRNZ CEO, Tom Ashley, welcomes Nathan to his new role, saying “We’ve created the new GM position after a lot of thinking and shared work with our coaching team and some key support staff. We’ve been developing our understanding of the holistic approach to performance, and one main purpose of this position is to help implement this learning. We’re stoked to have Nath on board in this new position and looking forward to the next steps in the journey.

“Our planning post-Tokyo has been a genuine team effort. I’m grateful for the support of Gordon, Tim and the rest of our team, who have helped design the position description and are already working closely with Nathan as we take the first steps in the new Olympic cycle.”