Elections & Appointments 2021

You will find below the full list of open positions for 2021 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 within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organisation.

The FEI Board still strongly encourages the National Federations to nominate female candidates and representatives of non-represented nations in order to ensure gender equality and diversity among the members of the FEI Board and of the Standing Committees. 

Any questions can be addressed to Nominations Committee Senior Officer (julie.schlaefli@fei.org).

 The below list of open positions and Elections & Appointments process 2021 can be downloaded in pdf format here.

2021 OPEN POSITIONS

TO BE ELECTED BY THE FEI GENERAL ASSEMBLY in November 2021 Job Specifications  
Position

Name of Person currently occupying the position

Status Term (incoming)
EEF Group Vice President, Board Member Mr Armagan Özgörkey (TUR) This position will be taken by the EEF 1st Vice President, as per Article 24.13 FEI Statutes 2021 - 2025
Group V Chair, Board
Member
Ms Carmen Barrera (ESA) re-eligible 2021 - 2025
Dressage Chair, Board Member Mr Frank Kemperman (NED) outgoing 2021 - 2025
Eventing Chair, Board Member Mr David O'Connor (USA) re-eligible 2021 - 2025
Jumping Chair, Board Member Mr Stephan Ellenbruch (GER) re-eligible 2021 - 2025
Tribunal Members Mr Cesar Torrente (COL) re-eligible 2021 - 2025
  Mr Mohammed Al Saberi (UAE) re-eligible 2021 - 2025
  Mr Chris Hodson (NZL) re-eligible 2021 - 2025
 
TO BE APPOINTED BY THE FEI BOARD in November 2021 Job Specifications  
Position

Name of Person currently occupying the position

Status Term (incoming)
Veterinary Member * Dr Martha Misheff (USA) outgoing 2021 - 2025
  Dr Kirsten Neil (AUS) outgoing 2021 - 2025
* The Veterinary Committee would prefer candidates with experience in the following fields: Equine biomechanics in relation to sports medicine, officiating experience in Driving, High level experience of equine sports medicine in combination with veterinary officiating experience on high international level.  
Medical Member Dr Franz Kasin (NOR) re-eligible 2021 - 2025
Jumping Member Mr Santiago Varela (ESP) outgoing 2021 - 2025
Dressage Member ** Mr Andrew Gardner (GBR) outgoing 2021 - 2025
** The Dressage Committee would prefer a candidate with a Judge background.
Eventing Member *** Ms Philine Ganders-Meyer (GER) outgoing 2021 - 2025
*** The Eventing Committee would prefer a candidate with an Organiser background.  
Driving Member Mr Richard Papens (BEL) outgoing 2021 - 2025
Para Equestrian Member **** Ms Katherine Lucheschi (ITA) outgoing 2021 - 2025
**** The Para Equestrian Committee would prefer a candidate with a Judge background.  
Reining Member Mr Troy Heikes (USA) and Mr Adam Heaton (GBR) are outgoining in 2021 however the FEI Board decided at its Teleconference on 19 January 2021 not to open these positions for the time being until further discussions have taken place regarding the future of Reining as FEI Discipline.
HOW TO APPLY
 

TO BE ELECTED BY THE FEI GENERAL ASSEMBLY in November 2021

The applications for elected positions, with the following four (4) documents, must be sent to the Nominations Committee Senior Officer (julie.schlaefli@fei.org) by 1 May 2021 (23:59 CEST) :

Timeline and Deadlines
1 February Open positions are announced
1 May 23:59 CEST deadline for submitting candidacies
June (date TBC) All applications are vetted by the FEI Nominations Committee
June (date TBC) The names and supporting documents of Candidates are published in the FEI Website
 
 
TO BE APPOINTED BY THE FEI BOARD in November 2021

The applications for elected positions, with the following three (3) documents, must be sent to the Nominations Committee Senior Officer (julie.schlaefli@fei.org) by 1 May 2021 (23:59 CEST): 

Timeline & Deadlines
1 February Open positions are announced
1 May 23:59 CEST deadline for submitting candidacies
June (date TBC) All applications are vetted by the FEI Nominations Committee

June (date TBC)

The names of Candidates are published in the FEI Website