Kris Westwood returns to Cycling Canada, named High Performance Manager

Kris Westwood of Ottawa, ON is the latest addition to Canada’s staff, being named to the newly created position of High Manager.

Westwood joins Canada with an extensive résumé, having served as the national body as High Director prior to the 2008 . Most recently, he worked with high-profile teams and organizations, such as former Team SpiderTech, the Grand Prix e de Gatineau and spearheaded a project to bring a to the National Capital region.

“We are pleased that Kris has decided to return to our organization in this new position, said Jacques Landry, High Director – Head Coach. “Given his multi-faceted skill sets, Kris will be a welcome addition. Among other duties, he will oversee the delivery of the high programs executed by the sport coordinators. His vast knowledge of all events will definitely contribute to enhancing the programs and services offered to our athletes.”

Added Landry: “The arrival of Kris is only the start as Canada gets ready to take on the world heading to Rio [2016 ] with a vision of being one of the top nations in 2020, and beyond.”

Under the supervision of the High Director – Head Coach, Kris will work in collaboration with Mathieu Boucher, Development Director and Andrea Wooles, IST Manager to ensure continuity across High , Development and Integrated Service Team areas of support. Each of these areas is overseen by the High Director – Head Coach who ensures the alignment within the athlete development sy.

“This is a very exciting time for Canadian . Our international s are improving across the rd, and that’s due in no small part to the hard work that’s taking place behind the scenes at Canada; said Westwood. “I’m thrilled to return to the organization and work alongside Jacques and the team to build on this foundation of success. We have a wealth of talent in Canada and all the elements are in place for us to become a top nation. Canadian fans have a lot to look forward to in the coming years.”

Westwood is scheduled to start his new duties at the national office in Ottawa on April 15, 2013.

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