Tim Hope to become new Managing Director of Whistler Olympic Park
Whistler, BC: Whistler Sport Legacies is happy to announce the appointment of Tim Hope to the position of Managing Director, Whistler Olympic Park. Hope is taking over the lead from Lindsay Durno, who had been the Park’s Director from Whistler Sport Legacies’ very beginning, when the not-for-profit organization took possession of Whistler’s Olympic venues on June 1, 2010. Durno, who had announced his retirement this Spring, had lead Whistler Olympic Park’s transition from a Winter Games venue to the Nordic centre that it is today, catering to both recreational skiers as well as to athletes of all Nordic disciplines, cross-country, biathlon, ski jumping and Nordic combined.
Tim Hope has been a colleague with Whistler Sport Legacies since its formation in 2010 and possesses extensive knowledge of sport and of his future workplace, Whistler Olympic Park. Just like his predecessor Durno, Hope had been part of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games organizing committee VANOC, and he was responsible for leading a team in the planning, design and build-out of the Whistler Olympic Park Nordic venue for Olympic operations. He gained additional experience working at Grouse Mountain, Whistler Blackcomb and in the delivery of marketing promotions and sport events. Within Whistler Sport Legacies, he assisted the organization to improve organizational initiatives and processes such as strategic planning, facilities management, infrastructure development, establishing service standards, and implementation and management of the IT department. Hope’s experience and knowledge will assist him to further implement Whistler Sport Legacies’ mission of growing sport in the Sea to Sky corridor and its vision of creating a centre for sports excellence for visitors, community and athletes. He will take over the role of Managing Director on October 1, 2015.