Jack Buckner has announced that he will step down as British Triathlon Chief Executive at the end of the season. Having taken up the BTF role in May 2014, Buckner will move to British Swimming as a replacement for David Sparkes OBE.
There’s great energy and spirit that exists in triathlon, and I’ll be sad to leave that behind.
Buckner leaves the organisation in a strong position having guided it through a period of organisational change, growth in participation and unprecedented success in international competition.
British Triathlon’s senior management team and board of directors will begin the recruitment process as soon as possible in order to achieve a smooth transition.
Buckner is confident that the sport has a strong platform for the future, commenting: “There’s great energy and spirit that exists in triathlon, and I’ll be sad to leave that behind, but this is a great opportunity for me to lead British Swimming. I think the sport, British Triathlon and the home nations are in a really strong position with great performance results, exciting events and superb participation programmes only being part of the story.”
British Swimming has also made an announcement, it can be viewed here.