Chris Rudge, Chief Executive Officer & Secretary General
The Road to 2010 ... The Lessons of Beijing
February 26, 2009
Chris H. Rudge is the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC). He is a passionate advocate and leader of high performance sport in Canada and a true ambassador of the Olympic Movement in Canada. He is also currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Human Kinetics.
Chris began his professional career as a Physical Education Teacher with the Toronto Board of Education. From teaching, Chris held various senior sales and marketing positions with firms such as The Financial Post and Maclean Hunter Publishing. Chris then spent 12 years as a former senior executive and member of the Office of the CEO of Quebecor World Inc, the world’s largest commercial printer.
In sports, Chris was an accomplished lacrosse player and also coached the Canadian National Field Lacrosse Team in 1976. He is married to a former Olympian diver.
Chris is and has been active on a number of boards, including The Paxen Group Inc. (Melbourne, Florida), Merrill Lynch Canada, the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the National Ballet of Canada, the White Ribbon Campaign, the School of Graphic Communications Management at Ryerson, the University of Toronto Department of Athletics Restricted Funds Committee and the Country Day School (Vice Chairman). He was a Member of the Province of Ontario’s Olympic Trust and Waterfront Development Board and Chairman of the Town of Vaughan’s Recreation and Sports Advisory Committee and has been an active member of the Canadian Printing Industry Association.