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Governing Board

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

Composed of 14 members elected at the General Assembly, the Governing Board is representative of the IPC Membership and responsible for the implementation of policies and directions set by the General Assembly. It meets at least three times a year and meeting are chaired by the President.

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)
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