Julyan Falloon is the Chief Executive of Sport Canterbury and Chair of the Sport and Recreation Leadership Group.
Julyan's appointment as Chief Executive in March 2013 followed seven years' experience as Sport Canterbury's General Manager. He has a background of sporting excellence as a representative in football at a provincial and national level.
"Julyan has shown an outstanding commitment to supporting our partners and Regional Sporting Organisations; so many of them have achieved remarkable milestones despite facing tremendous setbacks over the past four years. He will continue to show leadership for a team focused on delivering innovative programmes and events," says Board Chairman Garry Lund.
Board Member Andrea Forrest of Greymouth agrees. "Julyan has insight into our entire region, from Mid and South Canterbury, to the West Coast and Westland. He understands our challenges, and especially the opportunities we have to grow participation and partnerships in our communities.
"We rely upon his experience in the areas of sport recovery as well as regional growth in sport and physical activity."
The active Cantabrian holds a Bachelor of Education specialising in Physical Education and Diploma of Teaching from the University of Canterbury, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Management from Massey University.
Along with wife Nichola and daughter Mia, Sport Canterbury's Chief Executive enjoys active weekends in the Port Hills, cycling and running events as well as being an avid gym participant.
E-mail Julyan Falloon, Sport Canterbury Chief Executive