Eva Havaris, Sports Executive, Named Equine Canada CEO

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Eva Havaris
Eva Havaris

OTTAWA, Ontario, May 24, 2014–Eva Havaris, a successful sports executive, on Saturday was named Equine Canada Chief Executive Officer.

She was appointed “for her strong fit with Equine Canada’s strategic plan One Vision,” the board of directors said in a statement. “In addition to her exemplary management skills and extensive sport qualifications, the board was impressed with Havaris’ executive leadership, dynamic vision and commitment to national sport organization success.”

Eva was CEO of Taekwondo Canada for the past four years, producing results against the strategic plan, redefined the terms of membership and stakeholder input, increased external financial support yearly and substantially built the sport’s reputation nationally and internationally.

Prior to that she was an associate director of High Performance Women’s Rugby and Rugby Development Manager for Rugby Canada in which she raised the sport’s profile, reinvigorated participation and programs and initiated and augmented sport funding.

She has a Master of Arts in Sport Management from the University of Western Ontario. Eva was also head coach of the University of Toronto Women’s Varsity Soccer from 2008-2011.

“I am excited to join the Equine Canada team and eager to begin working with, and unifying, the entire Canadian Equine community towards achieving One Vision,” she said. “The goal in the years ahead is to solidify Equine Canada’s place as a prominent leader within the Canadian sport system and international equestrian community.”