Triathlon Scotland has appointed Louise Wright as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as it continues to meet the challenges presented by the Coronavius (COVID-19) pandemic and create a brighter future for the sport.
Louise stepped into the role of Interim CEO in April 2020 and was tasked with leading Triathlon Scotland through the COVID-19 resilience, stabilising the organisation against the impacts of the pandemic, while at the same time ensuring the sport is financially and environmentally sustainable and fully inclusive.
These will remain ongoing priorities for Triathlon Scotland alongside growing participation in the sport as part of an active healthy lifestyle and increasing value for its members.
A positive impact
Louise has also driven forward change including redefining Triathlon Scotland’s High Performance strategy and the role of its High Performance Centre in Stirling, while further improving collaboration with key strategic partners at British Triathlon and sportscotland.
Louise said: “I am delighted to accept the role of Chief Executive Officer of Triathlon Scotland. This role presents a fantastic opportunity to lead triathlon forwards at a critical time for sport and its contribution to the health of the nation."
"I am passionate about making triathlon an inclusive sport for all and having a positive impact on our local communities.”
Chair of Triathlon Scotland, Dougie Cameron, said; “As we emerge from the pandemic and triathlon starts the journey back towards normality, the need for exceptional leadership has never been clearer. Following an extensive search, supported by executive recruiters MM Search, Louise emerged as an exceptional candidate and we are delighted to appoint her as our new Chief Executive Officer.
“She brings an incredible depth of experience across sport from high performance through to the role of grassroots activity, which will be crucial in developing our sport for the future. Combined with her Board level experience as a Chair and non-executive director in other governing bodies, she is the ideal choice to drive forward the future success of Triathlon Scotland and our sport.”
Chief Executive Officer at the British Triathlon Federation, Andy Salmon, added: “Louise’s appointment is welcome news to all of us at British Triathlon and Triathlon England. We very much look forward to continuing to work with her and the team at Triathlon Scotland.”
Louise has extensive experience having worked for Scottish Rugby, British Swimming and British Diving, in addition to the Scottish and English Institutes of Sport. She also attended the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games with Team Scotland on the medical team and the 2016 Olympics as Team GB Lead Physiotherapist for the British Swimming Open Water Team. She is an experienced non-executive director and business leader as the Chair of Snowsport England and Director of GB Snowsport.