The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on 25 October 2016 appointed New Zealand's Jason McCracken as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
McCracken will take over FIH in February 2017. He will replace Kelly Fairweather, who is leaving for the International Tennis Federation after six years in the role.
McCracken is a renowned figure in hockey family. He served as an Olympic and World Cup umpire, FIH committee member and technical official for over 20 years.
McCracken’s most recent appointments were technical delegate at the Rio 2016 Olympics and tournament director at the 2014 men's hockey World Cup in The Hague, Netherlands.
About International Hockey Federation
• The International Hockey Federation is the international governing body of field hockey and indoor field hockey.
• Its headquarters are located in Lausanne, Switzerland.
• It is responsible for field hockey's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup.
• It was founded on 7 January 1924 in Paris by Paul Leautey.
• In 1982, the FIH merged with the International Federation of Women's Hockey Associations (IFWHA).