Mark Tewksbury is one of Canada’s most recognized Olympians. He brings a track record of leadership, a passion for sport, and diverse experience to his candidacy.
On the national swim team Mark competed in two Olympics, winning three medals, including gold in 1992. Mark has actively engaged with every Canadian Olympic team since 2002 and his enthusiastic prime time coverage of Rio 2016 led to a nomination for a Canadian Academy Screen Award.
In leadership roles, Mark brings vision and ideas with the understanding of building consensus. He is always prepared to address challenging topics for the purpose of organizational improvement. He is recognized for bringing a diverse perspective, having addressed human rights at the United Nations as a leader in the global LGBT movement. Mark’s sport leadership roles include Chef de Mission of the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team. He is the incoming Chair of Special Olympics Canada.
Mark’s experience extends to a broad range of stakeholders in sport, business and government. He teaches leadership across all three sectors, and has built relationships with some of Canada’s most respected leaders.