Pentathlon Canada appoints Executive Director – Shelley Callaghan

Pentathlon Canada, the National Sport Organization for the core Olympic sport of Modern Pentathlon, is pleased to announce the appointment of Shelley Callaghan as Executive Director. Her primary responsibilities include financial and personnel systems, fund-raising, and planning. Her role will be instrumental in ensuring that Pentathlon Canada has the infrastructure and support systems required to meet its operational goals and objectives, including the implementation and execution of Sport Canada funded projects in Safe Sport, Gender Equity, and Governance.

For over 20 years as the President of Purple Dog Consulting, Shelley has helped organizations determine where their assets lie and how to move forward based on positive changes.

Her background in sport consulting includes clients such as the Coaching Association of Canada, Canadian Women & Sport and Pentathlon Canada. Shelley lives in Ottawa with her husband, two dogs, two cats and many foster animals.

Pentathlon President – Rod Staveley

“On behalf of Pentathlon Canada, we warmly welcome Shelley to her new position as Executive Director. Our first-hand knowledge of working with Shelley on previous projects successfully paved the way for her next challenge, which we know she will approach with both her trademark professionalism and enthusiasm. Welcome aboard.”

To reach Shelley Callaghan, email or call 613-324-1798 (mobile).

Pentathlon Canada governs the sport of modern pentathlon in Canada, supporting our provincial associations and national team athletes in building a supportive environment for our sport. Pentathletes compete in five sports – fencing, swimming, equestrian riding, and a laser-run – in a one-day competition. For more information

For more information, please contact:
George A. Skene OLY
Media, Pentathlon Canada

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