Paul Fyfe will take over from Philip Hassall as New Zealand Golf's chairman, stepping up from the deputy's role he's been performing for the past three years.
Fyfe was elected to the post on December 22 and took over on January 1.
He joined the board in 2007 and has also acted as chairman of the New Zealand Open Championships subcommittee for the past three years. He has previously been a director of Tennis New Zealand and is the former managing director of ING (formerly Armstrong Jones) and retired in 2006. He holds a number of other directorships which include SIL and MFL Funds.
"We have challenging times ahead of us but we are fortunate to have an excellent management team and a very strong staff who are capable of dealing with these challenges for our sport," he said.
"We are also advantaged by the fact the board of New Zealand Golf has been the same for the past 12 months and will be the same going forward. Having the same people on the board enables us a consistency of thinking and it also helps to keep the momentum as an organisation."