A familiar face will take on the role of chief executive officer of the Northern Inland Academy of Sport.
Shona Eichorn will take over from James Cooper who finished up with NIAS last week.
Eichorn was the inaugural executive officer in 1992 before leaving in 1997.
Eichorn comes to NIAS from Presbyterian Ladies' College in Armidale where she has been director of development since 2013 - an executive role working in the area of community engagement, marketing, and advancement.
Chair Chris Ash said the organisation was looking forward to welcoming Eichorn back to the NIAS team.
The new CEO will join NIAS on September 6.