Canada’s Ice Hockey Federation announced the appointment of Sports Executive Katherine Henderson as its first woman president on Tuesday, 4 July 2023.
Henderson is set to take up her new post from 4 September, after seven years at the head of the national curling federation, where she brought about important social reforms.
Hailed internationally for her commitment to equity and inclusion in sport, Henderson successfully reformed Curling Canada by bringing pay equity between women’s and men’s teams, welcoming more Canadians into the sport and boosting the organisation’s finances.
“Katherine has the track record and experience to lead the ongoing transformation of Hockey Canada,” Hugh Fraser, Hockey Canada’s board chairman.
“With her at the helm, we are confident that we will continue to take the steps necessary to ensure hockey is a safe and inclusive sport and that Hockey Canada benefits from best-in-class governance.”
Photo 1 Caption: Canada’s Ice Hockey Hederation announced the appointment of Sports Executive Katherine Henderson as its first woman president on Tuesday, 4 July 2023. Photo: Curling Canada (Twitter)