Meet Jason McCracken, the new CEO of the International Hockey Federation

The FIH has a new CEO. The New Zealand born Jason McCracken, who previously served as Olympic and World Cup Umpire, FIH Committee Member and Technical Official for over 20-years, has been selected as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) starting on February 2017. Previous FIH CEO, Kelly Fairweather, has changed jobs and will be starting to work for the International Tennis Federation.

By Pablo Mendoza

Pablo Mendoza is an FIH Hockey Academy Educator and the owner of A Hockey World. Contact: pablo@ahockeyworld.net


During the Olympic Games of Rio 2016, McCracken worked as the Technical Delegate. In addition to that participation, he was the Tournament Director of the 2014 Men’s Hockey World Cup in The Hague, Netherlands. In his native country of New Zealand, he had an active role in the development of hockey and served as a board member.

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FIH President Leandro Negre said that he is delighted to confirm McCracken as the new CEO as he has a vast hockey knowledge and an extensive business background. He is confident that Jason McCracken will continue pushing the Hockey Revolution and cause a positive impact in global hockey.

McCracken believes that the combination of his commercial skills with his passion for hockey, will make him succeed in this new role. He also added: “As hockey’s new CEO, I will be leading by example as we aim to make hockey a global game that inspires the next generation.”

 


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