Bill Moran, LOC Chair, is delighted to have secured the services of Beeche, who has a strong background in delivering top quality international sporting events and extensive experience in sports management.
“The LOC is pleased to have Dave as part of the team,” Moran says.
“The recent World Triathlon Series Grand Final in Auckland was recognised as a successful event by international standards and was incredibly well supported by the wider community.
“Dave’s proven ability to combine logistical excellence and sound financial management, along with outstanding community engagement, was the skill set we were looking for to ensure that New Zealand delivers a world class event with a massive global profile.”
Beeche is equally pleased to be involved with the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 and believes the country is capable of staging another top quality international event.
“New Zealand has proven that it has the talent, expertise and high levels of community spirit to deliver world class events. I’m looking forward to working alongside FIFA, the football community and the New Zealand public to stage a successful festival of football that engages and showcases New Zealand.”
One of the first tasks the LOC will be undertaking is to work with FIFA on finalising the various venues for the tournament.
This task will be completed with Beeche and the interim Project Manager Peter O’Hara working together as Beeche transitions into his new role after delivering the first race of the 2013 World Triathlon Series in Auckland in early April.