Bryan R. Merrett Named Badminton Canada’s New Executive Director


Bryan R. Merrett Named Badminton Canada’s New Executive Director

The Badminton Canada Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Bryan R. Merrett, M.B.A., will take over as Executive Director effective September 2023.

Bryan was the successful candidate in the thorough process led by Steve Indig from Sport Law. 

Bryan brings years of experience and knowledge in the sport industry. Bryan was the Vice President of the Recreation Association of the Public Service of Canada, better known as the RA Centre for almost ten years. In this role as Vice President, Bryan oversaw many different aspects of the organization, including sponsorship and partnerships, information technology, communications, government relations, human resources, event management and marketing, which are all important in his new role at Badminton Canada. Prior to the RA Centre, Bryan also worked for Physical & Health Education Canada as their Chief Operating Officer, and as Manager of Business Development for the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), among other roles.  

“I am excited to welcome Bryan to Badminton Canada. He brings a unique set of skills and experience as well as a fresh perspective to our sport,” stated Badminton Canada President Ken Poole. “Bryan was an integral part of the RA Centre in Ottawa, developing alternative revenue sources which involved the opening of the House of Sport where Badminton Canada’s office is now located. Badminton Canada’s Board of directors feels Bryan is an excellent choice to lead us with our Mission to inspire, promote, govern and develop exceptional Badminton experiences in Canada and lead a world-class Canadian Badminton sport system.” 

“At the same time, I would like to thank our outgoing Executive Director, Jordan Bridal, for leading us through a very challenging year coming out of the Covid-19 period,” added Poole. “I wish him the best of luck in Australia in this new chapter of his life.”   

“I am extremely honoured and excited to join Badminton Canada as the Executive Director. Badminton Canada has a strong foundation to build upon while offering exciting possibilities for growing the sport across the country,” shared Bryan. “I look forward to working with the experienced staff and Board of Directors as well as the leaders of the provincial and territorial associations supporting badminton across the country. Thank you to Jordan for his leadership and support over his term and for assisting with the transition. I look forward to engaging and connecting with our badminton community over the coming months.” 


Badminton Canada is excited to have Bryan on board and looks forward to having his expertise continue the efforts to develop badminton in Canada. 

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