Moss Appointed Director of NSF for Canadian Olympic Committee

March 25, 2011

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) have appointed the former performance director of Badminton England,Ian Moss as the nation’s new director of National Sports Federations (NSF).

Having resigned from his post with Badminton England last July after just two years in the post, Moss has now returned to Canada to take up this newly-created role.

COC chief executive Jean Dupré stated: “The creation of this position demonstrates the COC’s commitment to effectively servicing the needs of its National Sport Federation membership.

“We are excited to have Ian working with our sport partners in our ongoing effort to Olympic Games success.”

Moss has more than 20 years experience in high performance sport and was the executive director at Rowing Canada from 2005-2009 in which time, Canadian rowers won four medals at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the most of any sport.

Moss added: “I am thrilled to join the COC in this new capacity, one which I believe builds upon my skill set developed over the years in both association management and high performance programming with numerous sports. 

“It is my responsibility to find new and innovative ways to provide greater value added operational support to the membership that can complement existing COC programming on the Olympic Games and performance preparation platforms and continue to build upon the strong relationship that has been build between the COC and its member NSFs.”

Moss was also previously the executive director of Badminton Canada from 1997-2005 and has worked with Diving Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Cricket Association.

Caroline Assalian, the COC’s executive managing director of Sport and NSF relations, said: “Ian is an ideal candidate as he brings extensive targeted and non-targeted leadership experience both nationally and internationally. I am confident that, through this new role, Ian will deliver added-value services to help NSFs in their quest to be world class sport organisations.”