April 10, 2019

ITTF-Oceania is pleased to announce that Barry Griffiths has been appointed as ITTF-Oceania General Manager. Barry is one of New Zealand’s greatest ever players, winning the New Zealand Men’s Singles crown on 8 occasions, representing New Zealand at the 1988 Olympic Games and claiming more than 50 National Titles across all events and many age groups. Barry, a former Oceania Mens Singles Champion has also trained and competed semi professionally in Japan for a number of years and was also a former assistant national table tennis coach of Australia. Barry is still an active Veterans player. In addition to a decorated playing career, Barry has also established an outstanding professional career in business, bringing more than 25 years experience as a business owner and manager across multiple fields.

ITTF-Oceania President Anthony Ho commented, ‘we’re thrilled to secure Barry’s services for the newly created position of ITTF-Oceania General Manager. The recruitment process was long and we were fortunate that many outstanding candidates applied, but Barry’s well rounded skills from a business and table tennis perspective made him the standout choice. ITTF-Oceania has quickly grown in recent years and we’re ready to go to the next level once again. The ITTF-Oceania Management Committee have full confidence in Barry to lead the organisation forward well into the future’.

In response Barry stated β€œI am genuinely excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the great sport of table tennis in the Oceania region and I look forward to meeting players , officials and other stakeholders in the months ahead.”

Barry will be based in Auckland, New Zealand and he will commence work immediately.

Congratulations Barry and welcome to the ITTF-Oceania family.