“The Taylor Hawks would like to thank and acknowledge Keith Price for his outstanding service, dedication and commitment to the club over his tenure as Chair of the Board. Keith has made significant contributions to the Hawks and the Hawke’s Bay Region leaving a lasting legacy”.
Under Keith’s leadership the Hawks have achieved significant growth in crowd numbers, sponsorship levels and he has built strong relationships with community and key stakeholders. In his tenure Keith has taken the club from the brink of bankruptcy to regular championship contenders. His vision and relentless commitment to excellence have played a pivotal role in shaping our success so far.
The contribution Keith and his family have made to the Hawks has been invaluable and we wish him the very best.
Keith will always remain part of the Hawks whānau.
In light of this transition, we are pleased to announce the elevation of our current board member, Sally Crown, to the position of Board Chair. Sally has been an integral part of our organization, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the table from her business and governance backgrounds. Her commitment to developing our strategy, combined with her leadership skills and community connections, make her the ideal candidate to lead our board during this important next phase of our journey.
“I would never leave the Hawks unless it was in a good state to hand over. I’m proud to say we are there. Now is the right time to pass the reins to Sally, with the full support of all other board members,” says Keith.
Sally’s appointment reflects our commitment to ensuring stability and maintaining the high standards of governance that our stakeholders expect. We are confident that under Sally’s leadership, our organisation will continue to thrive and reach new heights.
“The Hawks are a fantastic asset for our region. It is a privilege to take on this role, and to continue to build on the foundation Keith has set. As a board we are excited to explore opportunities for the franchise and work closely with our supporters, stakeholders and community to deliver something that we remain proud of,” adds Sally.