Ben Wordsworth has been appointed performance pathway and programme manager at SSA ©LinkedIn

Ski and Snowboard Australia has announced the appointment of Ben Wordsworth as performance pathway and programme manager.

Wordsworth, previously the head snowboard coach at the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia, is due to officially begin his new role on Sunday (July 1).

He said he was looking forward to building on the team's performance at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, where the country claimed three medals.

"Working on the growth and pathway development for all winter sport is an area that I am very passionate about and see a great opportunity to further contribute to the future success of athletes in this country," he said.

"I feel a great sense of excitement to be able to work across all sports and share my experience and knowledge in this role.

"I want to thank the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia for my role over the past 16 years. 

"I look forward to getting started and meeting all the coaches, programme managers and stakeholders over the coming months."

Matt Graham was one of three Australians to win a medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics ©Getty Images
Matt Graham was one of three Australians to win a medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics ©Getty Images

Ski and Snowboard Australia chief executive Michael Kennedy claimed Wordsworth, who has over 20 years of coaching experience in the sport, was perfectly suited to the role.

"His knowledge about the pathway and deep understanding of the key stakeholders is one of the strengths Ben brings to our team," he said.

"His intimate knowledge of our sport system and his success at achieving sustained high-performance outcomes placed him uniquely to service our athletes, coaches and pathways.

"Ben will be a valuable resource for our existing and highly capable pathway coaches and coordinators."