IPC GOVERNING BOARD

The Governing Board is currently composed of 14 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. 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 include the CEO (without voting rights). 

GOVERNING BOARD

FUNCTION NAME
President

Andrew Parsons (Brazil–NPC/ International Federation for Equestrian Sports/ International Table Tennis Federation/ International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation/ World Archery)

Vice President

Duane Kale (NZL-NPC)

Member

Dr Debra Alexander  (South Africa–World Triathlon)

Member

Mohammed Alhameli (UAE-NPC)

Member

Jai-Jun Choung (Korea–NPC)

Member

Muffy Davis (USA-NPC)

Member

Chelsey Gotell (Canada–NPC)

Member

Miki Matheson (Japan–NPC)

Member

Luca Pancalli (Italy-NPC)

Member

John Petersson (Denmark–NPC)

Member

Majid Rashed (UAE–Asian Paralympic Committee)

Member

Robyn Smith (Australia–Virtus)

IPC Athletes’ Council Chairperson*

Jitske Visser (NED)

CEO

Dr Mike Peters (USA)

* 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 12 December 2021.

Contact person: Matthew Morgan - matthew.morgan@paralympic.org