IPC begins search for independent Nominations Panel members

Two new members to assist in the appointment of non-executive directors to IPC bodies 17 Dec 2021
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As part of its programme of governance reforms, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is undertaking a recruitment process for two positions in a newly established independent Nominations Panel.

The move follows the approval of a new Constitution at the IPC General Assembly on 11 December 2021. The development of the IPC Constitution was the result of a three-year process, where there was extensive stakeholder consultation and review of the IPC governance structures.  

The new Constitution was the first stage of the Governance Reform and ensures that the governance structures of the Paralympic Movement’s global governing body are up-to-date, world leading and robust enough to thrive in the ever-changing sporting landscape.

One of the key changes to the IPC Constitution was the establishment of a Nominations Panel to assess nominations and applications for members for several IPC bodies: World Para Sport Unit Board, Committees, Athletes’ Council, Disciplinary Tribunal, Appeals Tribunal, Board of Appeal of Classification, Elections Oversight Panel, Anti-Doping Tribunal.

The Nominations Panel will consist of five people – two independent persons appointed by the IPC Governing Board, the IPC President, the IPC Athletes’ Council Chairperson and one other Athletes’ Council member chosen by their fellow Council members.

For the two independent members, one is required to have experience in the appointment of non-executive directors, while the other should have knowledge of appointing people in legal, appeal and tribunal panels. It is expected that that one of the members will be appointed as chairperson.

The Nominations Panel will be assisted by the IPC President, Andrew Parsons, for the appointment of the World Para Sports Unit Board and the Committees, but not for appointment of any other IPC bodies. The chairperson of the Athletes’ Council and one other to-be-appointed member of the Athletes’ Council will support the Nominations Panel for Athletes’ Council appointments and appointment of the athlete representative for the World Para Sports Unit Board.

Anyone applying for these volunteer independent member roles must not have had or currently have a role for the IPC or with any IPC member and have not previously held such a role in the four years prior to appointment.

To apply for the positions please click here. The closing date is 22 January 2022, with the aim of appointing the members by March 2022.