Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) has announced the appointment of five coaches and support staff across the organisation's cycling and swimming high performance programmes.
The appointments include Stu MacDonald as Para-cycling head performance coach, Paralympian Laura Thompson as Para-cycling national development coordinator and Simon Mayne as Para-swimming performance coach.
Jodi Cossor has been announced as an athlete performance manager, while Sian Allen completes the list as she takes on the role of Para-sport performance intelligence manager.
The governing body has reviewed both the cycling and swimming programmes after the country's most successful Paralympics since 1984 at Rio 2016.
The Kiwis won 21 medals in the Brazilian city, including nine golds.
"There is no doubt that the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games were highly successful for the New Zealand Paralympic Team, however with the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics only three-and-a-half years away we are excited to utilise what we have learned from Rio and to build on our success," said Malcolm Humm, the PNZ high performance director.
"We know a critical factor was the support team we had around our Paralympians in the build-up and during the Games including top class coaches and technical experts.
"The appointment of Stu, Simon, Jodi and Sian to new roles ensures we retain key support staff from Rio 2016.
"The addition of Laura to the Para-cycling coaching team will ensure we continue to be athlete focused in everything that we do."
Thompson, who has won four Paralympic medals during her career, will join the Para-cycling programme on maternity leave cover.
Mayne is the coach of triple Paralympic gold medallist Cameron Leslie and has now been appointed to his new role to "ensure his expertise and coaching skills can be shared with a number of Para swimmers", the organisation said.
The swimming programme will continue to use the expertise of world renowned biomechanist Cossor while Allen will continue to bring intelligence and analytics expertise to New Zealand Para-sport.
According to the National Paralympic Committee, the Rio 2016 review highlighted not only the need for high quality coaches and expertise, but the importance of planning and logistics support.
PNZ will shortly begin recruitment for two programme managers who will work across the high performance programmes for Para-cycling, Shooting Para-sport and Para-swimming.