• The Australia women's pursuit squad at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Getty)Source: Getty
Cycling Australia (CA) has opened up its search for a new High Performance Director after the post-Olympic resignation of Kevin Tabotta.
27 Oct 2016 - 12:14 PM 

The national governing body has engaged the services of executive search firm SRi in a search for a replacement after a disappointing performance at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Tabotta announced his resignation mid-September, a position he had held for over a decade.

Tabotta to leave CA high performance role
National performance director Kevin Tabotta has resigned in the wake of an internal Rio Olympics review.

The position is responsible for "the performance of all elite teams, the HPD will focus on the elite and high-performance strategy across the disciplines of track, road, BMX, mountain bike and para-cycling," CA said in a statement.

CA CEO Nick Green acknowledged the Olympic performance shortfall but said the organisation remained "unapologetic" about its medals focussed approach for the sport in Australia.

“While we fell short on our overall expectations for the Rio Olympic Games, our overall vision has not been deterred and we remain focused on ensuring that our high-performance programs and athletes are among the very best in the world,” Green said.

“The successful candidate will review and reshape the four-year plan and will have an unapologetic focus on ensuring podium appearances at benchmark events including the 2018 Commonwealth and 2020 Olympic Games and beyond.

“This role presents a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the delivery of our high-performance programs both strategically and operationally.

“While this will be a challenging undertaking, we are confident that after an extensive and exhaustive recruitment process, we will uncover a dynamic and driven leader with a passion for success.”

The full job description is here.