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The Governing Board is currently composed of 13 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 IPC Governing Board following its election at the 2017 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. Currently one member of the Governing Board is an ex-officio member as the Athletes' Council representative (with voting rights). The Governing Board may have up to three co-opted members, which will include a new CEO when appointed (without voting rights). 


President Andrew Parsons (BRA)
Vice President Duane Kale (NZL)
Member Debra Alexander (ITU)
Member Mohammed Alhameli (UAE)
Member Muffy Davis (USA)
Member Rita van Driel (NED)
Member Sung Il Kim (KOR)
Member Luca Pancalli (ITA)
Member Leonel da Rocha Pinto (African Paralympic Committee)
Member Tim Reddish CBE (GBR)
Member Juan Pablo Salazar (COL)
Member Yasushi Yamawaki (JPN)
Athletes' Representative* Chelsey Gotell (CAN)

* ex-officio member with voting right 

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 8 September 2017.

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