The New Zealand Olympic Committee has also confirmed the appointment of Christine (Chris) Arthur as Youth Games Chef de Mission.
Arthur is currently Deputy Principal at Diocesan School for Girls in Auckland and a two time Olympian (hockey – Los Angeles 1984 and Barcelona 1992).
She has extensive high performance experience and has worked with young people in a variety of leadership roles.
New Zealand Olympic Committee Secretary General Kereyn Smith is delighted to name Arthur today. "She an inspirational leader and will connect with our young people as they take on the world's best. She is ideal to lead young athletes as they take their first steps towards the Olympic Games."
Arthur will lead a team of approximately 180 young athletes to the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in December and the New Zealand team to the second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China in 2014.