Chantal Brunner has been appointed to the World Olympians Association's executive committee.

Since representing New Zealand in long jump at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics, Brunner has built a wealth a experience as a sports administrator.

She's currently the chair of the New Zealand Olympians Commission, is formerly a board member of the NZOC and convened its athletes commission.

Brunner also has widespread experience as a solicitor in international corporate and commercial law.