Chantal Brunner represented New Zealand in long jump at the Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, as well as at four Commonwealth Games and four IAAF World Championships.
Since her retirement in 2006, Brunner has retained close ties to the Olympic
movement in New Zealand and internationally.
As the Chair of the NZOC's Olympians Commission, Brunner leads work to provide New Zealand's more than 1,300 Olympians opportunities to celebrate their Olympic experience and continue to be engaged in the Olympic Movement.
In tandem with her role on the NZOC's Olympians' Commission, Brunner was appointed to the Executive Committee of the World Olympians Association in 2016. Brunner was also appointed to the IOC's Entourage Commission in 2018. The Commission aims to improve the quality and the level of services to athletes by engaging with and uniting the stakeholders.
“It's an exciting opportunity to influence decisions impacting on athlete welfare that are being made at the highest level of Olympic sport.”
Brunner came out of retirement and managed to squeeze in some training to win her age group long jump at the World Masters Games in Auckland in 2017, with an NZ Masters record jump.