11 January 2018

Martin Toomey appointed as CEO of Winter Games New Zealand

The Board of Winter Games New Zealand recently announced the appointment of Martin Toomey as the new Chief Executive Officer of Winter Games NZ.


Martin Toomey

The role begins in March 2018, and follows on from Toomey’s present position as Chief Executive Officer of Snow Sports NZ for the past six years.

Toomey replaces long-standing Winter Games NZ CEO Arthur Klap, who stepped down after 12 years in the role. Klap has led the Games since its inception in 2009 turning it into a leading international snow sports event.


FIS Secretary General Sarah Lewis commented: The Winter Games NZ has attracted more and more international teams in all the disciplines each edition and Arthur Klap has played a key role in the excellent organisation which has delivered many successful FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Cup competitions.

Roby Moresi, FIS Contest Director for Park & Pipe, underlined: The Winter Games are now recognised as one of the most important winter multi-sports events in the world. We would like to thank Arthur Klap for his inspiring work and leadership and look forward to continue our successful collaboration with Martin Toomey.

The Audi quattro Winter Games NZ are an elite multi snow and ice sports event held over 17 days in Central Otago, New Zealand. They have developed to become one of the world’s leading elite winter sports competitions and the only one in the southern hemisphere. The Winter Games were first held in 2009 and have since been held, very successfully, on a biennial basis. In 2018, the Winter Games will continue on an annual basis.