Congratulations to INF President, The Hon Molly Rhone OJ, CD, who has been asked by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach, to be a member of the IOC Active Society Commission.
This appointment follows the IOC’s announcement of the composition of the IOC commissions for 2017, which now include 38 per cent women, representing a significant increase of 70 per cent in female participation since September 2013. This year, 29 more positions are held by women across the 26 IOC commissions than in 2016, and female members are present on each of them.
Molly Rhone says: “I applaud the IOC for recognising the merits and championing the skills of female leaders in sports administration. This is a great step in the right direction and a real boost for women everywhere who have so much to contribute to sport at the highest level.”
The commissions also reflect a broader geographical representation and include a number of faces from a new generation who will be the leaders of tomorrow.
Molly Rhone adds: “I am also delighted that more opportunities are being given to young leaders. It is of utmost importance that today’s talented youth are empowered to be a voice for generations who will be shaping the future of sport globally.”