Jack Buckner to head British Triathlon

Jack Buckner has been appointed as the new chief executive of British Triathlon, the sport’s UK national governing body.

Buckner, who competed in the 5000m event at the Seoul and Barcelona Olympic Games, has previously served as the marketing director for Adidas, and most recently as the strategic lead of the market development team at Sport England.

Ian Howard, the president of British Triathlon, said: “We are delighted that triathlon has attracted such a high calibre individual to lead our sport. We believe Jack’s unique credentials which include Olympic representation, a strong commercial background and an understanding of the sporting landscape in the UK at both British and Home Nation level will help him lead our dynamic and highly aspirational sport to Rio and beyond.”

Loughborough University graduate Buckner added:  “I am delighted to be appointed the new chief executive of British Triathlon. Triathlon is an exciting and innovative sport, and British Triathlon under Zara Hyde Peters’ leadership has led the sport from the front in recent years.

“British Triathlon is a consistently high-performing national governing body in all areas and I’m looking forward to continuing this work.  I have been impressed by the culture within British Triathlon, the Home Nations and across the sport and intend to keep up the good work and support the spirit of collaboration that exists within the triathlon community.”

Buckner will replace Zara Hyde Peters as the organisation’s head when he begins work on 11th August 2014.