The IPC has formed a number of committees to oversee and assist with vital aspects of the Paralympic Movement including anti-doping, ethics, finance and the Paralympic Games.
Details of each committee, its responsibilities, members and contact details can be found here.
AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
Function: Provides expert advice and consultation to the IPC on finance-related matters, including advising the Governing Board in areas of financial issues.
Contact person: Corinne Bioret, Finance Director ([email protected])
|Chairperson||Duane Kale (NZL)|
|Member||Gadiel Blusztein (ISR)|
|Member||Hilda Gibson (GBR/WA)|
|Member||Michelle Stilwell (CAN)|
|Member||Jock O'Callaghan (AUS)|
Function: To create strategic recommendations (global, long-term) related to the on-going evaluation and further development of classification systems of all sports in the Paralympic Movement.
Contact person: Tea Cisic, Classification Senior Manager ([email protected])
|Chairperson||Dr. Anne Hart (USA)|
|Member||Dr. Juergen Schwittai (GER/IFDS)|
|Member||Scott Field (RSA)|
|Member||Dr. Sean Tweedy (AUS)|
|Member||Graham Arthur (GBR)|
|Member||Moran Samuel (ISR)|
|Athlete representative||Erin Popovich (USA)|
Function: Established to provide advice and consultation to the IPC on matters relating to Paralympic education.
Contact: Kaitlyn Mudge, Agitos Foundation Education Programme Co-ordinator ([email protected]).
|Chairperson||Nick Fuller (GBR)|
|Member||Miki Matheson (JPN)|
|Member||Steven Ungerleider (USA)|
|Member||James Chiutsi (MAL)|
|Member||Yu Chui Yee (HKG)|
|Member||Lucha Villar (PER)|
LEGAL AND ETHICS COMMITTEE
Function: The Legal and Ethics Committee provides the IPC Governing Board and Chief Executive Officer with advice on any legal and ethics matter as required, including issues related to membership confirmation, ethical principles. Upon request it also provides legal counsel to IPC Standing Committees and Councils and conducts a regular review of the IPC Constitution, Bylaws, Standing Orders and other IPC Rules and Regulations.
The structure and composition of the Legal and Ethics Committee is currently under review.
Contact person: Leen Coudenys, Legal and Ethics Committee / Board of Appeal and Classification Executive Assistant ([email protected]).
|Chairperson||Mark Copeland (NZL)|
|Member||Annamarie Phelps CBE (GBR)|
|Member||Dr. Tiago Fragoso de Carvalho (POR)|
Function: Provides recommendations on all policies and operational matters related to the medical care of Paralympic athletes, including expert advice on issues related to athletes in extraordinary circumstances who must take certain drugs for therapeutic use.
Contact person: Judith van der Veen ([email protected])
|Chairperson||Dr. James Kissick (CAN)|
|Member||Dr. Cheri Blauwet (USA)|
|Member||Dr. Wayne Derman (RSA)|
|Member||Dr. Guzel Idrisova (RUS)|
|Member||Dr. Jan Lexell (SWE)|
|Member||Dr. Nick Webborn (GBR)|
|Member||Fariba Mohammadi (IRI)|
|Member||Dr. Manos Bogdos (GRE)|
|Member||Dr. Marcelo Patricio de Oliveira (BRA)*|
|Member||Dr. Martin Schwellnus (RSA)*|
|Member||Dr. Philippe LeVan (FRA)*|
*for the duration of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
PARALYMPIC GAMES COMMITTEE
Function: Provides strategic advice and recommendations to the Governing Board of the IPC on policy matters and specific issues related to the Paralympic Games including the Paralympic Games sport programme.
Contact person: Thanos Kostopoulos, IPC Paralympic Games Integration Director ([email protected])
|Chairperson||Matt Smith* (SUI/USA)|
|Interim Chairperson||Dena Coward (CAN)|
|Member||Tim Hollingsworth (GBR)|
|Member||Masoud Ashrafi (IRI)|
|Member||Evgeny Bukharov (RUS)|
|Member||Julie O'Neill (USA)|
|Member||Terje Jentoft Roel (NOR)|
|Member||Lambis Konstantinidis (GRE)|
|Member||Cyril More (FRA)|
|Member||Dr. Karl Quade (GER)|
|Member||Kris Dent (GBR/ITF)|
*inactive due to health reasons
WOMEN IN SPORT COMMITTEE
Function: Advocates and advises on issues of gender equity, including the strategies and policies to obtain the full inclusion of women and girls at all levels of Paralympic sport and the Paralympic Movement.
Contact person: Bettina Kaus ([email protected])
|Chairperson||Rita van Driel (NED)|
|Member||Sonia Bidouh (TUN)|
|Member||Karen O'Neill (CAN)|
|Member||Fiona Allen (NZL)|
|Member||Leandro Olvech (ITTF)|
|Member||Asa Llinares Norlin (SWE)|
|Member||Sini Pyy (FIN)|
|Member||Dr. Oyunbat Nasanbat (MGL)|