Charmaine Crooks

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Charmaine Crooks is a Member of the Order of Canada, a Five-Time Olympian, Olympic silver medalist and was the Flag Bearer at the Opening Ceremony of the 1996 Olympic Summer Games.

She is President of NGU Consultants Inc, a global strategic advisory company, and a Director of several profit/non-profit Boards across a variety of sectors including technology, health and sports.

Charmaine is a former elected Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). As an elected member, she sat on the IOC Athlete’s Commission, the founding IOC Ethics Commission, the IOC New Media working group, the IOC Press Commission and the IOC Culture/Education Commission.

Charmaine has also served on the founding boards of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, and the Athlete driven, Right to Play.

Currently, she is an Executive Board member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, and the Canadian Soccer Association. She is also immediate past President of Olympians Canada.

Charmaine was a founding, and longest serving, member of the Vanoc 2010 Board of Directors, having been involved from the initial Bid phase through to the successful Games.

She has lead the development of sport tourism and events strategies for major facilities and cities. She played an integral role in the bids of several events including the North American Indigenous Games, the Toronto 2008 Olympic Bid, the 2015 Pan/Parapan Am Games, Vancouver Rugby 7’s and the Americas Masters Games.

Awarded the 2006 IOC “Women and Sport Trophy” in recognition of her efforts towards supporting gender equity in sport, Charmaine has also been inducted into the Athletics Canada Hall of Fame and the BC Sports Hall of Fame and is the first female inductee into the University of Texas at El Paso Sports Hall of Fame.

In 2009, she was recognized with the Jack Diamond Award as BC’s Sports Personality of the Year and has been named one of the “Top 50 Women of Power” in Canada.