Millfield School have appointed David Faulkner as its new director of sport.
He will take over the role from Dr Graeme Maw at the end of January, after Dr Maw accepted the position of high performance director for Triathlon New Zealand.
Faulkner arrives at the Street school from the England Hockey Board where he has acted as performance director for England and Great Britain Hockey since 2005.
He oversaw the development and implementation of the vision and strategy for performance hockey in England and Great Britain, which incorporated coaching, long-term player development, sports science and medicine. He was also a member of the EHB executive team and board and the performance director of its strategic group.
Faulkner was England Hockey team leader at the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games, a role he also took on for Team GB Hockey at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, with GB winning their first Olympic medal for 20 years in London.
He also represented England and Great Britain in a hockey career spanning more than ten years, winning Olympic gold at the 1988 Seoul Games.
Millfield headmaster Craig Considine said: "We are delighted to be welcoming David to Millfield. He brings with him a considerable wealth of experience in athlete development and coaching management, and has a proven track record of strong leadership in sporting programmes."
"David shows a clear desire to integrate his expertise of high performance sport with a school sport programme that caters for young people of all ability."
Faulkner added: "I am delighted to join Millfield at such an exciting time for sport, in particular for school sport, in Great Britain following the London Olympic Games.
"I'm looking forward to working with the Millfield coaching team to ensure pupil potential is realised across every sport, and to guarantee a positive experience for all."