Aaron joins the Pulse Energy Highlanders as Head Coach in 2018 on the back of three years as Head Coach for the Leicester Tigers in the United Kingdom. This was his second coaching position after being an assistant coach for the Crusaders in 2013 and 2014.
Prior to beginning his coaching career Aaron had a long playing career where he accumulated 89 games for the Crusaders, 46 games for the All Blacks and 53 games for the Leicester Tigers before retiring due to back issues in 2010.
Aaron is looking forward to coaching the team in 2018 and commented, "I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining the Highlanders next season. The club have worked extremely hard over the last 4-5 years in particular to create an environment that allows the people and the team to perform at their best and to the highest levels. I feel very privileged to be joining the club and to be in a position on the coaching staff where I can help add to the fantastic structure put in place and help grow the team and club to achieve future success.”