The new boss of major Queenstown-based sports retailer Outside Sports formerly ran its ski department.
Ivan Santin takes up his general manager’s role in July.
Until 2008 he managed the company’s Shotover Street ski department for 10 years, working with many international athletes and teams training in Queenstown.
Since then he’s been brand manager in his native Italy for international ski boot/accessory company Dal Bello.
Company chairman Noel Walker says Santin will bring significant management and retail experience to help grow Outside Sports’ next growth phase.
Outside Sports has Queenstown stores in the CBD and at the airport plus in Wanaka and Te Anau.