There is a change at the top of the BC Games Society for the first time in almost two decades.
Kelly Mann will be stepping down after 19 years as president and CEO of the group that organizes the annual winter and summer games.
Alison Noble (pictured) is the new President and CEO.
She most recently was director of operations for the Invictus Games in Toronto.
“The BC Games play an integral role in sport and community development in BC and I know the society will continue to have strong leadership with the announcement of Alison Noble as the new President and CEO,” says Minister responsible for Sport, Lisa Beare. “Alison’s abilities to bring community and strategic partners together will further strengthen the BC Winter and BC Summer Games, while continuing to provide opportunities for our next generation of athletes, coaches, and officials.”
Prior to her work with the Invictus Games, Noble worked for the BC Games Society from 1990 to 1996 as the Director of Community & Corporate Relations and as an Event Manager, and since then, has held various roles at the University of Victoria in Corporate and Government Relations.
“It is with sincerest thanks and deep gratitude that we say goodbye to Kelly Mann as he steps down from the BC Games Society after 19 years as our President and CEO,” said Jamey Paterson, Chair of the BC Games Society. “Kelly’s leadership, dedication and commitment to this organization has left us in an enviable position moving forward, and he will be missed. It is also with excitement for what is ahead, that we announce the appointment of Alison Noble to the position of President and CEO. We believe Alison will not only be a capable asset, but that her enthusiasm and vision for the BC Games will add great value to the society.”
Noble will begin her role with the BC Games Society this fall.
Greater Vernon will host the BC Winter Games in 2022.