CYCLING CANADA CEO PIERRE LAFONTAINE STEPS DOWN
In late May, Cycling Canada announced that Pierre Lafontaine is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer and secretary-general. Lafontaine replaced Greg Mathieu in Nov. 2016 following his departure as CEO of Cross Country Canada, where he split time between his hometown in Ottawa, Ont. and its national office in Canmore, Alta.
Lafontaine is recognized as one of Canada’s most distinguished sport leaders, having served as CEO and National coach of Swimming Natation Canada from 2005-2013, followed by two years as CEO of Canadian Interuniversity Sport. A medal-winning performer, he achieved success working in all levels of the sport system across Canada, the U.S. and Australia during his career.
“We want to thank Pierre for his contribution to Cycling Canada and wish him well,” said John Tolkamp, Cycling Canada president. “While we move into a new chapter of leadership our team remains focused on Olympic and Paralympic preparation for Tokyo 2020 and the support and development of our country’s athletes, coaches and officials.”
Matthew Jeffries, director of marketing, will assume the role of interim Chief Executive Officer.