Henderson leaving Curling Canada

Katherine Henderson will be departing her role as Chief Executive Officer of Curling Canada. (Photo, Curling Canada/Michael Burns)

Search for new Curling Canada CEO to begin soon

Curling Canada will start the process quickly to hire a new Chief Executive Officer after it was announced Tuesday that Katherine Henderson will take over as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hockey Canada.

Henderson spent more than seven years with Curling Canada and oversaw a transformation of the organization that has focused on increasing participation, diversity, and fan and corporate support of Curling Canada’s Season of Champions events, in addition to long-term financial stability.

“I’m leaving with truly mixed emotions because the time I spent at Curling Canada was a career highlight,” said Henderson. “I can’t say enough about the people I worked with on the Curling Canada staff and Board of Governors, in addition to staff and volunteers from across our country at our 14 Member Associations. And even though I’m moving to a new sport, I’ve already registered for my Friday night mixed league in Toronto, so curling will always be a part of my life.”

Henderson is scheduled to remain in her position with Curling Canada through mid-to-late August to help in a transition phase as the process to determine her replacement gets underway.

“Our organization is undeniably in a better place because of the efforts of Kathy Henderson in collaboration with our staff and Member Associations over the past seven years,” said Michael Szajewski, Chair of Curling Canada’s Board of Governors. “Under her leadership, Curling Canada was able to put on successful championships during the pandemic, as well as challenging people to embrace new ways to welcome new curlers, through events such as the highly successful and thought-provoking Changing the Face of Curling symposium in 2022. We wish Kathy the very best in her new endeavour with Hockey Canada.”

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