The Australian Canoeing Board of Directors has appointed Claude Harran as an Independent Director.
Claude joins Australian Canoeing having extensive experience as an in-house lawyer.
He currently forms part of a new legal team at Nissan Australia but has had previous roles with v8 Supercars, Mercedes-Benz, Kraft Foods and Toyota.
During his time as an in-house lawyer, Claude has had exposure to a range of corporate and commercial matters and involvement in internal controls.
Claude is excited by his appointment to the Australian Canoeing Board as an Independent Director and the road ahead.
He is looking forward to the challenges involved embracing our sport and combining his passion for applying his legal skills in a sporting environment.
Australian Canoeing President Danielle Woodward says that Claude will be an excellent addition to the Board.
"Claude brings a wealth of experience to Australian Canoeing and he will be instrumental in helping with the development of the organisation" Ms Woodward said.
Claude has been appointed for an initial two year term and brings the total number of Board members to seven.