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INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE

IPC COMMITTEES

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. 

ANTI-DOPING COMMITTEE

Function: Consults and advises the IPC on issues related to the fight against doping throughout the Paralympic Movement, including the IPC Anti-Doping Code.

Contact person: James Sclater, Anti-doping Director (james.sclater@paralympic.org).

FUNCTION NAME
Chairperson Dr. Matthias Kamber (SUI)
Member Joseph de Pencier (CAN)
Member Christina Friis Johansen (DNK)
Member Pippa Britton (GBR)
Member Janice Shardlow (GBR)
Member Mayumi Yamamoto (JPN)
Member Dr. Chin Sim Teoh (SIN)
Member Dr. Matthew Fedoruk (USA)

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, Head of Finance (corinne.bioret@paralympic.org)

FUNCTION NAME
Chairperson Duane Kale (NZL)
Member Gadiel Blusztein (ISR)
Member Hilda Gibson (GBR/WA)
Member Michelle Stilwell (CAN)
Member Jock O'Callaghan (AUS)

CLASSIFICATION COMMITTEE

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: Dr. Peter Van de Vliet, IPC Medical and Scientific Director (peter.vandevliet@paralympic.org).

FUNCTION NAME
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)

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

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 (mudge@agitosfoundation.org).

FUNCTION NAME
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 (leen.coudenys@paralympic.org).

FUNCTION NAME
Chairperson Mark Copeland (NZL)
Member Annamarie Phelps CBE (GBR) 
Member Dr. Tiago Fragoso de Carvalho (POR)

MEDICAL COMMITTEE

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: Dr. Peter Van de Vliet, IPC Medical & Scientific Director (peter.vandevliet@paralympic.org).

FUNCTION NAME
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 R.A.L. Patricio de Oliveira (BRA)

*for the duration of the Lima 2019 Parapan American 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 (thanos.kostopoulos@paralympic.org)

Function Name
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: Verena Conrad, IPC Executive Office Manager (verena.conrad@paralympic.org).

FUNCTION NAME
Chairperson Rita van Driel (NED)
Member Sonia Bidouh (TUN)
Member Karen O'Neill (CAN)
Member Fiona Allen (NZL)
Member Leando Olvech (ITTF)
Member Asa Llinares Norlin (SWE)
Member Sini Pyy (FIN)
Member Dr. Oyunbat Nasanbat (MGL)