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Executive Transactions

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 25 / 17

IAN STEWART joined Yachting New Zealand as its high performance director. Stewart will be tasked with delivering Olympic and world championship success. He replaced JEZ FANSTONE , who resigned last November after eight years, highlighted by the 2016 Olympics when New Zealand sailors won a record-...

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