The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) announced today that Ian Moss has been appointed to the new position of Director, NSF Services.

“The creation of this position demonstrates the COC’s commitment to effectively servicing the needs of its National Sport Federation membership,” said COC CEO Jean R. Dupré. “We are excited to have Ian working with our sport partners in our ongoing effort to Olympic Games success.”

Moss has more than 20 years experience in high performance sport. He returns to Canada from Great Britain where he was the Performance Director of GB Badminton and Badminton England. Previously, Moss was the Executive Director at Rowing Canada from 2005-2009. Canadian rowers won four medals at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the most of any sport.

He was also the Executive Director of Badminton Canada from 1997-2005 and has worked with Diving Canada, the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Cricket Association.

“Ian is an ideal candidate as he brings extensive targeted and non-targeted leadership experience both nationally and internationally. I am confident that, through this new role, Ian will deliver added-value services to help NSFs in their quest to be world class sport organizations.,” said Caroline Assalian, the COC’s Executive Managing Director, Sport and NSF Relations.

“I am thrilled to join the COC in this new capacity, one which I believe builds upon my skill set developed over the years in both association management and high performance programming with numerous sports,” Moss said. “It is my responsibility to find new and innovative ways to provide greater value added operational support to the membership that can complement existing COC programming on the Olympic Games and performance preparation platforms and continue to build upon the strong relationship that has been build between the COC and its member NSFs.”

Reporting to Assalian, Moss will be working out of the COC’s Ottawa office, effective immediately.