Jack Buckner was one of Britain’s leading distance runners in the 1980s. With a personal best of 13.10 over 5000m Jack was European champion in 1986 and World Championships bronze medallist in 1987. He competed in the Seoul and Barcelona Olympic Games and was ranked second in the world in 1986 and 1987. In 1993 Jack retired from running and joined adidas. He spent 10 years working for adidas in a range of management roles in the UK, Germany and the USA. His last job with the company was as Marketing Director for adidas USA in Portland, Oregon.
A dramatic career move as an apple orchard owner in New Zealand didn’t work out and he returned to the UK. After leading the project implementation of the Foster project in athletics that established England Athletics, Jack joined Sport England managing the NGB team for 5 years.
Buckner became the CEO of British Triathlon in 2014.