The 33rd World Triathlon Congress came to a conclusion on Sunday evening with Marisol Casado winning the presidential election and Ian Howard among a number of Brits appointed to positions within World Triathlon.
Howard, who was the President of British Triathlon from 2013 to 2019, has been elected as one of four World Triathlon Vice-Presidents during the elections having previously served as an Executive Board Member.
In this role, Howard will be a leading voice in the development and direction of triathlon globally and of World Triathlon, supporting Casado and the wider international federation in decision making to grow the sport around the world.
Elsewhere in the elections, Triathlon England Council President Jamie Gordon was elected as a member of the World Triathlon Audit Committee, a role which will see him continue as part of a five-strong group to review and report on financial statements produced within World Triathlon.
England Next Generation Head Coach Rick Velati was named on the National Coaches Committee which represents coaches of the member federations at the international level. This was a role that British Triathlon Olympic Head Coach Ben Bright held until his term ended this year.
Howard Vine also retained his position on the Technical Committee of World Triathlon, a role which he also holds within British Triathlon as chair of the domestic committee. The position sees him advise and guide World Triathlon on issues relating to the rules governing triathlon and multisport, helping to make the sport safe and fair to participate in.
Bill James, British Triathlon Chair, said: “Congratulations to Marisol on her re-election as President and to all those elected at the World Triathlon Congress.
“I also want to congratulate Ian, Jamie, Rick and Howard. It’s great to have British representatives appointed to roles that provide them the opportunity to help shape and develop swim, bike, run globally. As a national governing body, it’s valuable to have people on the World Triathlon Board and committees, helping us to contribute and share our knowledge internationally.
“All four are passionate about the sport and will use their skills and experiences to develop it further, and I look forward to seeing the difference that they are able to make.”