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FICS Announces New Secretary-General

Harrison-Brown is new FICS Secretary-General

December 4, 2017

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The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS) has much pleasure in announcing that its new Secretary-General from January 1, 2018 is Mr Graeme Harrison-Brown of Canberra, Australia.

The position was advertised in August, a FICS Search Committee interviewed a short list of five well-qualified applicants in early November, and Mr Harrison-Brown was chosen by the FICS Executive Council in late November.  He replaces David Chapman-Smith, FICS General Counsel, who has served as Interim Secretary-General since April 2016.

Mr Harrison-Brown, who holds a Masters Degree in Business Management from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, has extensive business management experience and success, and brings impressive credentials to the part-time but key leadership role of FICS Secretary-General.

For 12 years until late 2016 he was CEO of Connexxion Pty Ltd, an information, communication and technology (ICT) company  that grew significantly under his leadership.  This was in a field, ICT, which demands constant innovation as well as strong corporate planning and management.

Earlier in his career Mr Harrison-Brown spent over 20 years from 1982-2004 with the Australian Department of Defence: Air Force, in senior management positions from 1999 managing regional then Australia-wide budgets from $5 million to $350 million, and building relationships with many stakeholders in the governmental, not-for-profit and private sectors.

“Apart from his outstanding abilities and experience  in management, Graeme brings an important perspective on chiropractic to the FICS leadership,” said FICS President Dr Pete Garbutt, “that of a satisfied chiropractic patient for the past 15 years, who will have a fresh and  independent view of the strengths, limitations, needs and potential of FICS.”

FICS is the international organization representing the specialty of sports chiropractic.  It has its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland and its administrative office in Toronto, Canada.  Its Executive Council has representatives from seven world regions.  For more on FICS visit

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