TORONTO – Canadian Interuniversity Sport president, Leo MacPherson (St. FX director of athletic), announced on Thursday the appointment of Pierre Lafontaine as the new chief executive officer of the national governing body of university sport in Canada.
Lafontaine has spent the majority of his professional career in the world of swimming, including CEO and national coach of Swimming Canada since 2005. He now looks forward to many new challenges at the head of CIS.
During his tenure at Swimming Canada, Lafontaine led the organization to consistent podium finishes at major international games, including three Olympic and 39 Paralympic medals, as well as several world-record performances.
The announcement on Thursday was made during a media conference held at Rogers Centre in Toronto. Lafontaine is set to officially start in the position - which has been vacant since June 1, 2012 - on March 1.