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Governing Board

IPC Governing Board 2013 The IPC Governing Board following election on 24 November 2013 © • George Santamouris, Jordan Makarof /

The Governing Board is currently composed of 15 members, of which 12 are elected at the General Assembly (President, Vice-President and 10 Members at Large). The Governing Board, collectively, is the representative of the IPC General Assembly. The Governing Board is responsible for setting the policies and for ensuring that the directions set by the membership at the General Assembly are implemented. It meets at least three times a year and meetings are chaired by the President. Two members of the Governing Board are ex-officio members, including the Athletes' Council representative (with voting rights) and the IPC CEO (without voting rights). The Governing Board may have up to three co-opted members.

The Governing Board is primarily responsible for the implementation of policies and directions set by the General Assembly. Additionally, the Governing Board provides recommendations on membership (conditions for membership and fees) to the General Assembly, including motions received from members. It is also responsible for approving budgets and audited accounts, IPC rules and regulations, membership of IPC Committees and the Paralympic Games.

The Governing Board is elected every four years and members can serve a maximum of three terms. The most recent elections took place on 24 November 2013.

Contact person: Ms. Leen Coudenys, IPC Governing Board Executive Assistant (

* ex-officio member with voting right

** ex-officio member without voting right

***co-opted member without voting right

Governing Board
Function Name
President Sir Philip Craven (GBR)
Vice President Andrew Parsons (BRA)
Member Mohammed Alhameli (UAE)
Member Ann Cody (USA)
Member Rita van Driel (NED)
Member Patrick Jarvis (CAN)
Member Duane Kale (NZL)
Member Jairus Mogalo (KEN)
Member Kyung-won Na (KOR)
Member John Petersson (DEN)
Member Miguel Sagarra (ESP)
Member Yasushi Yamawaki (JPN)
Athletes' Representative* Todd Nicholson (CAN)
Chief Executive Officer** Xavier Gonzalez (ESP)
Co-opted Member*** Bernard Bourigeaud (FRA)