Rick Hastie appointed chief executive of Archery Australia

Rick Hastie, a British-born former development manager with the International Cricket Council, has been appointed chief executive of Archery Australia, beginning his new role on 1 November 2017.

Hastie joined the organisation as chief operating officer in mid-2016 as part of a long-term succession plan.

“Archery in Australia has tremendous potential. Seeing the positive impact sport can have on people’s lives shouldn’t be underestimated and I’m delighted to have this opportunity to leverage that,” said Rick, who also recognised the health of the country’s world-class programme.

“Our recurve archers receive excellent support from the Australian Sports Commission and compound archers keep achieving excellent finishes globally as well.”

Australia’s recurve men’s team won a bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Hastie’s role will include leveraging that boost in exposure, and working with regional governing bodies, clubs and members in Australia to increase the availability of archery country-wide.

“My priorities are first and foremost based around communication and engagement with our stakeholders,” said Rick. 

“As an organisation, we’re only going to achieve our strategic goals around governance, participation, coaching, officials and high performance by building strong working relationships with our partners.”

Jim Larven, Archery Australia’s outgoing chief executive, will remain with the federation in an operational role.

“We’re very grateful for Jim’s significant contribution to archery over the last 16 years and delighted he’s agreed to stay on,” said Rick.

Archery Australia is the national governing body for the sport of archery in Australia.

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