Henry Storgaard steps down as CEO and Director General of the Canadian Paralympic Committee
OTTAWA, Jan. 7, 2013 /CNW/ – The Board of Directors of the Canadian
Paralympic Committee (CPC) announced today that Henry Storgaard would
be stepping down as CEO and Director General of the organization as of
January 18, 2013.
“The Canadian Paralympic Committee thanks Henry Storgaard for his
accomplishments as CEO and Director General since 2009,” said David
Legg, President of the CPC.
“Henry has led the organization towards great heights and the Paralympic
community is very grateful for it. His leadership, passion and
resilience in guiding CPC through the past Paralympic quadrennial has
positioned it well for the future,” added Legg.
“I have enjoyed being part of a growing organization filled with
passionate and inspiring individuals, says Henry Storgaard, a strong
advocate for persons with disabilities and their full inclusion in
sport as well as the community at large. “I personally look forward to
new opportunities and challenges within sport, but Paralympic athletes
will always have a special place in my heart.”
In 2009, the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) hired Henry Storgaard
as CEO and Director General of the organization. Storgaard’s hiring was
the catalyst to great change and growth for the CPC. He helped lead the
Board of Directors and Management team in the development of a new bold
Vision/Mission and a five-year strategic plan along with its
This new direction steered the CPC to be a first class, professional
organization led by strong values in such a short period of time. Some
of the key results over the past four years are moving from a $1
million deficit to an annual budget of $9.4 million and a $1.3 million
reserve fund; inclusive in this was securing a legacy of $25 million
over 5 years; and building a stronger Paralympic brand through creative
The CPC’s focus going forward will be to build on the momentum the
organization has gained and continue to aim at being the World’s
leading Paralympic organization.
A search for a new CEO will commence at the end of January and will aim
to have the successful candidate in place by early April 2013.
In the interim, David Legg, President of the Canadian Paralympic
Committee, will oversee the leadership of CPC operations and work
closely with the management team to ensure a smooth transition.
About the Canadian Paralympic Committee
The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization
with 46 members dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic Movement in
Canada. We provide an optimal environment for athletes to achieve their
high performance goals on the world stage and we work in collaboration
with government, sport and disability partners to strengthen the
Paralympic sport system throughout Canada.
Our vision is to be the world-leading Paralympic nation. Our mission is
to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in
Canada, enabling athletes to reach the podium at the Parapan American
and Paralympic Games.
SOURCE CANADIAN PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE (CPC)