Interim Chief Executive appointment confirmed
Steve Upfold has been appointed Interim Chief Executive of Volleyball NZ. Photo by

Interim Chief Executive appointment confirmed

Volleyball New Zealand have confirmed the appointment of Steve Upfold to the role of Interim Chief Executive, effective from 1st May 2023 until a permanent appointment is made.

Following the resignation of Toni-Maree Carnie in April, Upfold transitions from his General Manager role and is working through a handover plan to ensure continuity on critical activities.

Upfold's leadership experience over 16 years in the sports sector and inhouse knowledge of volleyball in New Zealand gained over the past 18 months provides an ideal platform for him to lead the Volleyball New Zealand team through a period of transition. 

The Volleyball New Zealand Board has also initiated steps to recruit a permanent CE. Based on information gathered so far, it is expected the process will take between three-six months. We will keep the community informed of progress as the process for the appointment moves forwards.