"Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) - Norman David Brook. Programme Manager, Southern Africa Coaching for Hope. For services to social development through sport, particularly in South Africa."
New Year's Honour's List 2014 Citation
"A former CEO, Norman’s mission was to turn triathlon into a sport that is celebrated for sustained growth, a rising profile and success on the field of play. His acknowledged creative talents caused those working with him in, staff and Board Members alike, to think outside the box, to imagine the seemingly impossible. He designed and delivered the first Corus Elite Series including winning the necessary sponsorship and setting up a fantastic partnership with Corus, now Tata Steel, served as National Olympic Committee member, kick-started our paratriathlon programme, brought international events to our shores and pursued a competence based federal governance model that is still cited by our national governing body peers as exemplary. Over a period of 7 years, he built the framework that helped set us up to break all records this year."
British Triathlon Gold Pin Award Citation, November 2011
"in almost 25 years of work for UNESCO, I have rarely, if at all, seen a consultant who combines so perfectly technical competency, drafting skills, tact, motivation as well as tolerance/patience"
Philipp Muller-Wirth, Executive Officer for Sport, Sport & Youth Section, Soacial & Human Sciences Sector, UNESCO
"I have been on several 'train the trainer' courses over the years through my corporate life, but must admit I was extremely impressed with the style, content and effectiveness of this course. Norman 'facilitated' a course of world standard in my opinion. The experience & knowledge within the room was impressive and he was able to take us all to a new level of thinking & ensure that an encouraging, supportive yet challenging environment was maintained."
Mick Delamotte, Head Coach, High Performance Triathlon, Australia
"The course (GIZ Youth Development through Football Instructor Training) I am on is interesting. One of the lecturers, Norman Brook is world class .....he has held courses worldwide for instructors.
Anna Nyman, LdB Football Club, Sweden
"Norman's visionary leadership, creative thinking and dedication to triathlon have driven the sport through significant change over the last seven years. Through his efforts British Triathlon now has significant funding to develop even further; he has identified and won finance from most of the Government funding opportunities and secured our first premier sponsor in Corus last year.
"Norman has always been close to performance sport and managed to achieve his vision by setting up Britain’s first domestic elite series this year, which has been received by the athletes with great enthusiasm. Our elite performance on the global stage has been outstanding with six European and four World Champions in Olympic-focused triathlon in the last two years alone; and many more in the non-Olympic disciplines, which he espoused and insisted on supporting throughout.
"We are also enjoying the envied position of being quoted as the UK's fastest growing sport. Norman was in the vanguard of modernising the governance of our sport in setting up the British Triathlon Federation and Triathlon England from the original British Triathlon Association.
"These factors and many more, are due to the strength of leadership from Norman Brook. There is no doubt that he is leaving triathlon in great shape. We thank him for his passion and commitment to our sport and wish him all the best in the future."
Dr Sarah Springman CBE, Former President of the British Triathlon Federation
"Norman has built a solid platform during his seven years at British Triathlon and there is certainly a lot to be excited about with the emerging talent at the elite end of the sport. He has made a huge commitment to the sport and leaves it in a good position to embrace the opportunities that a home Games in 2012 presents to all our Olympic sports.”
Liz Nicholl, Chief Executive, UK Sport
"I was delighted you were able to enjoy evidence of a real resurgence in the fortunes of British endurance in Sydney. The performances in Sydney also vindicated the faith you showed in athletes like Jon Brown and Kelly Holmes.... I hope our endurance athletes will go on to be even more successful and if they do it will be in no small part, due to the excellent foundations you have laid."
David Moorcroft, Former Chief Executive, UK Athletics
"I asked a simple question... and got what I can only consider to be a Master Class in response. Thank you Norman Brook for providing such a thoughtful and insightful response. I would like to acknowledge..... Norman Brook for his world class vision, leadership, rigour and insight."
Richard Mayer, Attorney, South African Athletics Statistician & Coach, Member of ASA Coaching Commission.