An independent review of the Black Sticks women's team environment will be led by lawyer Maria Dew.
Employment Lawyer Maria Dew will lead an independent review of the Black Sticks women's team environment, which is expected to be completed by the end of November.
Her appointment, made by Hockey New Zealand in consultation with the players' association, was announced on Tuesday.
In a statement, the governing body said Dew would also review, "the standards, policies, and processes relating to Hockey New Zealand's high performance programme".
The review comes after an unknown number current and former players approached the players' association in August, with some critical of the team environment under coach Mark Hager.