Board of Directors

Anil Kaul- President


Canadian Badminton National Team Member 1987 – 1997

Canadian Olympic Team Members, 1992 & 1996

NCCP level 3 Certified Coach

Badminton Manitoba, Technical Director, 1991 – 1995

Canadian Badminton Players Association, President, 1991 - 1997

Vancouver Island Badminton, Regional Coach 1995-1998

Badminton Canada Board Member, 6 years

Badminton Canada High Performance Chair, 6 years.

Pharmaceutical Industry, Sales, Product Manager, and Lobbyist 1998 – 2015

Currently working as a consultant at Norima Consulting, Innovations Division





John Cowan


Raised in Vancouver
Graduated from UBC with BA and Sauder School of Business with a diploma in Sales and Marketing Management.
Twenty-two years in the wood products industry. Senior management positions included GM Marketing and New Product Development, GM Offshore Sales, GM North American Retail Sales and GM Plywood Sales. Was member of BC Premier’s Roundtable on Forestry in 2008/2009. The Roundtable advised government on hosting conditions for the industry over a ten year horizon. He served as board member and marketing committee chair at the Canadian Plywood Association.
Presently owner of Decourcy Management Inc, which specializes in land development in central B.C. Decourcy has also provided strategic and operational advice to forestry clients in Canada and Russia.
Serving his third year as Board member of Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club. Served two years as Badminton Chair, and is presently Food and Beverage Chair.
Father of sons Christopher and William. Both have achieved National & Provincial level rankings in dinghy sailing, the former as a coach, and the latter as a competitor.
Married to Judith and enjoying increasing amounts of travel




Martin Tam

Vice President

Born in Montreal and moved to Toronto in 1993.  

Spent 15 years in one of Canada's largest financial institution before
leaving and setting up his own financial brokerage licensed with the Ontario
Securities Commission and member of the MFDA.

Graduate of Concordia University with a economics degree.

Martin enjoyed training kids in basketball before deciding to watch his kids
decide on playing badminton competitively.

Better known in the badminton world as Brittney Tam's dad or Carter's dad.
Martin brings an entrepreneurial spirit and background.  He's been in the
badminton scene in Markham since 2002 and has seen the explosion of clubs in
this area.



John Butler



John is a lawyer by training and had a 38 year career in law and business in Toronto, working for Torys LLP, Barrick Gold Corporation and CPP Investment Board, before retiring in December, 2014.  His family has been involved in badminton through four generations, with his grandfather, Leigh Elkington Butler, having been a founder in the early 1930's of the Union Club in Waterloo (one of the first badminton clubs in Canada); hIs father, Howard, having been a winner of multiple titles, including the U.S. Open Masters singles title; and his son, Peter, having been a nationally ranked junior and university competitor.




Cindy Bruce

Director at large

Born and raised in Toronto, ON
Graduated Doctor of Optometry, University of Waterloo 1981 (Dr. C.A. Pope)
Private practice: Dr. C.A. Pope & Dr. C.J. Jarrett, Toronto until 1995
Beacon Eye Institute, Manager, Advisory Board member 1995-1997
Badminton & Racquet Club member for over 20 years: recreational badminton, team tennis, Art Committee Chair, volunteer for various events & tournaments
Particular interest in visual art; volunteer for Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts
Administrative consultant for residential real estate agents 2004-2007
Ontario Badminton Association, Membership Services 2008-2009
Certified Associate in Project Management, St. Mary’s University, Halifax, NS 2009
2011 Canada Games volunteer, Halifax, NS (badminton)
Two children, Max and Alex
Extensive travel for Alex’s badminton for thirteen years

“I am honoured to be on the board and hope that I am able to help raise the profile of Canadian Badminton and it’s players at all levels.”


Ashley Sceviour

Director at large


Born and raised in Calgary, AB.

Graduated from University of Calgary in Engineering. Graduated from Bond University in law. Worked in both the engineering and legal fields (both private practice and in-house) before moving into the family business.

Has extensive experience in event and organizational project management. Ashley loves to travel and spend time in the mountains.

Ashley's family has been involved in badminton for many years, with her Dad a past board member of Badminton Alberta and her Mom a National Referee. Ashley competed in her "younger years" but continues to plays recreational badminton.









Susan Storey

Director at Large