Wayne brings to this role a wealth of diverse executive level experience, including experience in the media sector as the Chief Revenue and Transformation Officer and as the Chief Operating Officer for Postmedia Network, and experience in the sport sector as President and CEO of Canada Basketball. Wayne is currently the Co-Chair of Canada Basketball and President of Sport Media Enterprises.
With a lifelong passion for sport and a strong desire to positively impact the lives of young athletes, Wayne is thrilled about this opportunity - “the Canada Games are a special event for sport and culture in our country and I am extremely excited to be part of the team that will welcome all of Canada to Niagara in 2021”.
Under Wayne’s leadership, the 2021 Canada Games will welcome approximately 5000 young athletes from across Canada to Niagara in the summer of 2021. It is expected that around 5000 volunteers will be needed to host the Games, and that the Games will bring an economic impact of approximately $200 million to the Niagara Region.