Skate Canada Appoints New Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Directors of Skate Canada is pleased to announce that Debra Armstrong has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer of Skate Canada, effective immediately. Debra joined the organization in January of 2016 as Chief Operating Officer. She brings an impressive combination of skills, experience and collaborative leadership style that has already made a significant impact on the organization.

Throughout her career, Debra has focused her legal and business acumen on contributing to the growth of leading national and international private sector and not-for-profit institutions. In her 17 years with MBNA Canada Bank, Debra attained increasingly senior roles, and as President & CEO led the organization through its acquisition by TD Bank.

A committed community leader, Debra serves on the Board of Governors of Carleton University, is Past President and Board Chair of Volleyball Canada and was recently appointed to the Nominating Committee of the Canadian Olympic Committee.

“Debra’s proven background in business growth and change management, as well as in sport governance and leadership will be a tremendous asset to Skate Canada” stated Skate Canada President, Leanna Caron.

Earlier this week the Skate Canada’s Board of Directors announced that Dan Thompson would be leaving the organization after serving as Chief Executive Officer since June 2013. Skate Canada thanks Dan for his contributions and wishes him every success in his future endeavours.

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