Former All Black High Performance Head, Andrew Hore has been appointed as Waratahs and New South Wales Rugby Union CEO.
Hore, the current CEO of Ospreys and has been at the Welsh club since 2008, is set to replace Greg Harris in April.
Waratahs chairman Roger Davis has expressed his elation with this appointment.
"As a seasoned administrator, with experience in international rugby circles, Andrew brings to the joint CEO role a unique set of competency skills that distinguished him from the other quality candidates in the global search," Hore told the ARU website.
"Andrew has expertise both on and off the field, in player development, high performance management, pathways expertise and coaching, as well as substantial knowledge about the importance of underpinning these capabilities with a strong level of commercial and Rugby performance."
Having a background in sports science Hore was instrumental in the setting up New Zealand's first Rugby Academy at Canterbury.
The Waratahs chairman acknowledged the sterling work that Harris has done for New South Wales rugby.
"Greg came into the organisation at a challenging time," Davis said.
"He oversaw the appointment of Head Coach, Daryl Gibson and contracted many of our current playing talent.
"In addition, he led the successful negotiations of the Venue Hire Agreement with the SCG Trust, ensuring Allianz Stadium as our home for the next 16 years."