Perhaps unsurprisingly given his nomination by GBS, following the outcome of the FIS Presidential elections, the GB Snowsport Chair, Rory Tapner, issued the following statement:
I, and the whole of GB Snowsport, would like to extend my congratulations to Johan Eliasch on his successful campaign for the FIS Presidency. GB Snowsport was proud to support Johan’s nomination on the basis of his outstanding manifesto and exciting vision for the future of snowsport; I am confident that he will prove an outstanding leader for our sport.
As a former Board member of the British Paralympic Association and an Advisory Board member of the British Olympic Association, Johan has an exceptional understanding of British sport and we look forward to working closely with him in our continued efforts to grow Great Britain’s standing in snowsport internationally.
In welcoming Johan’s election, I would also place on record our thanks and good wishes to the outgoing President, Gian-Franco Kasper. I have greatly enjoyed our interactions during his leadership of the Federation and thank him for his tireless efforts on behalf of the global snowsports community.
I would also extend my congratulations to the other Presidential nominees, Mats Arjes, Urs Lehmann and Sarah Lewis for presenting their own important proposals to the FIS Presidency campaign. Each has shown themselves to be a dedicated champion for snowsports and will continue to make important contributions to our sport in the years to come.
We all look forward to working closely with Johan and with the whole of FIS on the key issues facing our sport, including its continued growth, the impacts of climate change, and its adaptation to 21st century consumer behaviours.