Elections & Appointments 2024

You will find below the full list of open positions for 2024 including details with regards to job specifications and the relevant process in terms of deadlines, timelines and candidate requirements. 

The FEI is committed to diversity and inclusion in sport at all levels and in all structures, and encourages all persons, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organisation.

Applications for both elected and appointed positions, with the relevant documents mentioned below, must be sent to elections&appointments@fei.org by 1 May 2024 (23:59 CEST).

Any questions can be addressed to the FEI Director Governance (francisco.lima@fei.org).

2024 OPEN POSITIONS

TO BE ELECTED BY THE FEI GENERAL ASSEMBLY in November 2024 Job Specifications  
Position

Name of Person currently occupying the position

Status Term (incoming)
Group IV Chair, Board Member Mr Mark Samuel (CAN) outgoing 2024 - 2028
Group VIII Chair, Board Member Mr Jack Huang (TPE) re-eligible 2024 - 2028
Group IX Chair, Board Member Ms Brigitte Mathias (NAM) re-eligible 2024 - 2028
Audit & Compliance Chair Ms Janice Shardlow (GBR) re-eligible 2024 - 2028
Para Equestrian Chair Ms Amanda Bond (HGK) re-eligible 2024 - 2028

Endurance Chair

Mr Christian Lozano (FRA) re-eligible 2024 - 2028
Vaulting Chair Ms Pavla Krauspe (SVK) re-eligible 2024 - 2028
Medical Chair Mr Mark Hart (USA) re-eligible 2024 - 2028
       
TO BE APPOINTED BY THE FEI BOARD in November 2024 Job Specifications  
Position

Name of Person currently occupying the position

Status Term (incoming)
Jumping Member Ms Diane Baxter (RSA) Eligible to be re-appointed 2024 - 2028
Dressage Member  Ms Monica Theodorescu (GER) Eligible to be re-appointed 2024 - 2028
Para Equestrian Member * Ms Joyce Heuitink (NED) Eligible to be re-appointed 2024 - 2028
* The Para Equestrian Committee would prefer candidates with a background in coaching / team management or organizing Para Equestrian Events.
Eventing Member * Mr Pierre Le Goupil (FRA) Eligible to be re-appointed 2024 - 2028
* The Eventing Committee would prefer candidates with a Course Designer background.  
Endurance Member * and ** Ms Sarah Coombs (GBR) Eligible to be re-appointed 2024 - 2028
  Mr Daniel Fenaux (ESP) Eligible to be re-appointed 2024 - 2028
  Ms Sharon du Plessis (BOT) Eligible to be re-appointed 2024 - 2028
  Ms Elizabeth van Schelle (BRA) Eligible to be re-appointed 2024 - 2028

The Endurance Committee would prefer candidates with the following background:

- Candidates from Regional Group VII; and/or

- Candidates with Veterinary background; and/or 

- Candidates with an Organiser background.

** At is Teleconference on 14 December 2024, the FEI Board approved to apply Staggered Terms to the Nominations Committee members to be appointed in 2024. This is a prerrogative of the FEI Board as per Article 31.13 of the FEI Statutes. Further details on the Staggered Terms to be provided at a later stage.

Driving Member * Mr Benjamin Aillaud (FRA) Eligible to be re-appointed 2024 - 2028

The Driving Committee would prefer candidates with a the following background:

- U25 Athlete that has competed at least  two times in the FEI Driving Youth Championships (no matter in which age category); or

- A Trainer/Chef D’Equipe with proved experienced in FEI Driving Youth Championships.

Vaulting Member Mr Dietmar Otto (GER) Eligible to be re-appointed 2024 - 2028
Medical Member * 2 extra members to be appointed as per new Article 6.8.2 of the Internal Regulations of the FEI approved by the FEI General Assembly 2023   2024 - 2028

The Medical Committee would prefer candidates with the following background:

  • Medical doctor or athlete: Para background/expertise
  • Regional representation: medical doctor from Africa, Asia, Middle-East, or South America
  • Skills: medical doctor with experience in athlete well-being (including mental health) and long term career considerations.
HOW TO APPLY
 

TO BE ELECTED BY THE FEI GENERAL ASSEMBLY in November 2024

The applications for elected positions, with the following five (5) documents, must be sent to elections&appointments@fei.org by 1 May 2024 (23:59 CEST) :

  • Fill in Annex 2 of the Job Specification and, in its last page, indicate the position for which you apply and sign it
  • A letter of motivation from the candidate
  • A letter of endorsement from the National Federation of the Candidate
  • A completed FEI Curriculum Vitae (CV) official form (click here to download the form)
  • A signed “Code of Conduct for FEI election” document (click here to download the form)
OR
TO BE APPOINTED BY THE FEI BOARD in November 2024

The applications for elected positions, with the following four (3) documents, must be sent to elections&appointments@fei.org by 1 May 2024 (23:59 CEST): 

  • Fill in Annex 2 of the Job Specification and, in its last page, indicate the position for which you apply and sign it
  • A letter of motivation from the candidate
  • letter of endorsement from the National Federation of the Candidate
  • A completed FEI Curriculum Vitae (CV) official form (click here to download the form)
 
Timeline & Deadlines
1 February Open positions are announced
1 May - 23:59 CEST Deadline for submitting candidacies to the FEI
May - June (date TBC) All applications are vetted by the FEI Nominations Committee

June 

The names of Candidates are published on Inside.FEI.org

August - September (date TBC) Online elections for Group IV Chair, Group VIII Chair and/or Group IX Chair positions if contested
10 November Appointment by the FEI Board
13 November Election by the FEI General Assembly
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