Ephraim Penn is the President of the BVI Olympic Committee and the country representative for the BVI National Anti-Doping Organisation, a role he took on after he established the Virgin Islands (UK) Anti-Doping Commission. He is currently an Executive Board Member of the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization.
Penn was elected as Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Sports Committee Caribbean Representative for the 2019 -2023 quadrennial period and was elected as a member of the Panam Sports Technical Commission in April 2021.
As President of the National Olympic Committee / Commonwealth Games Association since 2008, Penn established the Elite Athlete Programme in partnership with the Ministry of Sports and was instrumental in composing the National Sports Policy of the Virgin Islands. He also serves as the Chairman of the Long-Term Athlete Development Steering Committee and was instrumental in the adoption of the Physical Literacy programme in pre-primary and primary schools in the BVI. Following Hurricane Irma, Penn secured funding and support from Panam Sports for the rebuild of sports facilities in the BVI.
Penn sat as President of the BVI Amateur Athletic Association (now known as the BVI Athletics Association) from 2006 – 2008 and led the executive which was responsible for the installation of the first MONDO Class 2 rubberized track in the BVI.
Penn was a member of the BVI’s 1st Track & Field team at the 1975 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Athletic Championship, Ponce, Puerto Rico and the 1976 Carifta Games, Nassau, Bahamas. He was a member of the national Softball team that competed in the 1987 Panam Games in Indianapolis, USA and which placed 4th – the highest team sport accomplishment at the Games for the BVI – and a member of the national Softball team at the 1993 CAC Games, Ponce, Puerto Rico.