Announcement of staff departures
February 5, 2019
ITTF-Oceania regrets to announce that Mr Christian Holtz, Mr Patrick Wuertz and Mr Wade Townsend have resigned from their respective roles with the organisation.
Recruited in 2017 as Executive Director, Mr Holtz guided ITTF-Oceania through a prosperous period and significant increases in capacity and governance. Under his leadership, ITTF-Oceania further enhanced its reputation as an innovative, professional continental association by establishing distinct development programmes, providing athletes with increased access to competitions in the region, and leveraging government and commercial partnerships to ensure the sustainability of programmes and events. Mr Holtz will work closely with the ITTF-Oceania Management Committee until the 8th of April 2019 to assist with the transition.
Mr Patrick Wuertz vacated his position as High Performance Officer in January 2019. Mr Wuertz was responsible for creating pathways for athletes, coaches and administrators to transition from community level to high performance. In just 12 months, Mr Wuertz coordinated and delivered 25 development activities across 15 national associations.
Mr Wade Townsend resigned from the position of Communications Officer at the end of 2018. Mr Townsend was responsible for connecting and engaging with all stakeholders and strengthening communication with member associations. As a result, ITTF-Oceania boasts the 3rd largest social media presence of all Olympic Sports Federations of Oceania.
ITTF-Oceania thanks Mr Holtz, Mr Wuertz and Mr Townsend for their passion and commitment to inspiring excellence in life through table tennis. We wish them all the best in their future endeavours!