The Field Hockey Board of Directors would like to announce Dr. Susan Ahrens as the Chief Executive Officer of Field Hockey Canada. Susan previously held the position of Director of Hockey Development and has served as the Interim CEO for the past two months.
A former international player and coach with success in club and provincial sport environments in various roles, Susan has led national hockey development during her time at Field Hockey Canada and is ideally placed to lead the organization moving forward.
For Ahrens, she’s excited to continue working together with staff, partners and stakeholders to grow the game, engage membership and support national team programs.
“It’s an honour to lead an organization with so much potential,” Ahrens said. “The field hockey community in Canada is amazing and I look forward to working together to build on the past and look forward to the future.”
Working with the Board of Directors, she will continue her strategic leadership and Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) member engagement to ensure Field Hockey Canada is optimally positioned for success in 2019 and beyond.
According to Ian Baggott, President of the Field Hockey Canada Board of Directors, Ahrens’ commitment to the community and years of professional involvement make her a great fit for the role.
“The Board is confident that Susan will bring about necessary improvements and cohesion to both the organization and our stakeholders,” he said. “Susan has worked tirelessly with partner provincial organizations to ensure synergy and common pathways in order to benefit the broader acceptance and love of the sport.”