Elections & Appointments 2019

You will find here the full list of open positions for 2019 including details with regards to job specifications and the relevant process in terms of deadlines, timelines and candidate requirements. 

The proportion of positions occupied by women and the geographical representation in FEI Committees have increased since 2015 when the FEI Board encouraged female candidacies and candidacies from nations not yet represented. While this increase is promising, 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 Committees. 

The FEI views with immense pride the fact that equestrian sport is one of very few where men and women compete as equals at all levels of international, as well as national, competition.

Any questions about the FEI Election and Appointment Process 2019 can be addressed to FEI Director of Governance & Institutional Affairs (francisco.lima@fei.org).

 

 

OPEN POSITIONS

Position

Name of Person currently occupying

the position

Status Term (incoming)  
TO BE ELECTED BY THE FEI GENERAL ASSEMBLY in November 2019 (⇒ process)
Chair Group III, Board Member Mr Sadyr Mamytov (KGZ) Re-eligible 2019 - 2023 Elected by the FEI General Assembly
Job Specification
Chair Group VII, Board Member
 
H.E. Sheikh Khaled Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa (BRN) Outgoing 2019 - 2023 Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Chair Driving, Board Member Mr Karoly Fugli (HUN) Re-eligible 2019 - 2023 Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Endurance Chair - Board Member - Closed This position will be open once the Endurance Temporary Committee has accomplished its mission and it is dissolved by the FEI Board
Audit & Compliance Member Ms Vicki Glynn (NZL) Re-eligible 2019 - 2023 Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
FEI Tribunal Chair Mr Henrik Arle (FIN) Outgoing 2019-2023 Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
FEI Tribunal Member Mr Armand Leone (USA) Outgoing 2019-2023 Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
FEI Tribunal Member
 
Mr Laurent Niddam (HUN) Re-eligible 2019-2023 Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
FEI Tribunal Member
 
Mr Chris Hodson (NZL) Re-eligible 2019-2023 Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
FEI Tribunal Member
 
Ms Constance Popineau (FRA) Re-eligible 2019-2023 Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
FEI Tribunal Member
 
Ms Harveen Thauli (CAN) Re-eligible 2019-2023 Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Nominations Member Regional Group I Ms Nayla Stössel (SUI) Re-eligible 2019-2023 Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Nominations Member Regional Group II Ms Ellen Damhaug Scheel (NOR) Re-eligible 2019-2023 Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Nominations Member Regional Group III Ms Alesia Machulskaya (BLR) Outgoing 2019-2023 Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Nominations Member Regional Group IV Ms Betty Wates (JAM) Outgoing 2019-2023 Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Nominations Member Regional Group V Mr Diego Vallejo (COL) Re-eligible 2019-2023 Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Nominations Member Regional Group VI Mr Guillermo Lockhart (URU) Re-eligible 2019-2023 Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Nominations Member Regional Group VII Mr Hussam Zummit (LBA) Re-eligible 2019-2023 Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Nominations Member Regional Group VIII Ms Melanie Chew (SIN) Outgoing 2019-2023 Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Nominations Member Regional Group IX Ms Zara Nicolle (ZAM) Outgoing 2019-2023 Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
 
TO BE APPOINTED BY THE FEI BOARD in November 2019 (⇒ process)
Standing Committees
Veterinary Member * Mr Jan-Hein Swagemakers (GER) Outgoing 2019-2023 Appointed by the FEI Board
Job Specification
Veterinary Member * Mr Thomas Wolff (BRA) Outgoing 2019-2023 Appointed by the FEI Board
Job Specification
* The Veterinary Committee would prefer a candidate with a top level sport horses FEI Veterinarian, ISHVA Member or an FEI Veterinarian with developing country perspective and good insight of equestrian sport. 
Medical Chair Mr. Peter Whitehead (GBR) Outgoing 2019-2023 Appointed by the FEI Board
⇒ Job Specification
Medical Member Mr Jan Holger Holtschmit (GER) Outgoing 2019-2023 Appointed by the FEI Board
⇒ Job Specification
Jumping Member Mr Rob Ehrens (NED) Outgoing 2019-2023 Appointed by the FEI Board
⇒ Job Specification
Dressage Member Mr Klaus Roeser (GER) Outgoing 2019-2023 Appointed by the FEI Board
⇒ Job Specification
Eventing Member * Ms Marilyn Payne (USA) Outgoing 2019-2023 Appointed by the FEI Board
⇒ Job Specification
* The Eventing Committee would prefer a candidate with a strong Eventing Judge backround.
Driving Member Ms Anne-Marie Turbé (FRA) Outgoing 2019-2023 Appointed by the FEI Board
⇒ Job Specification
Reining Member Magdalena Szarszewska (POL) Re-eligible 2019 - 2023 Appointed by the FEI Board
⇒ Job Specification
Vaulting Chair Mr John Eccles (GBR) Re-eligible 2019-2023 Appointed by the FEI Board
⇒ Job Specification
Vaulting Member Ms Suzanne Detol (USA) Outgoing 2019-2023 Appointed by the FEI Board
⇒ Job Specification
Para Equestrian Member Ms Hope Hand (USA) Outgoing 2019-2023 Appointed by the FEI Board
⇒ Job Specification
Endurance Member - Closed This position will be open once the Endurance Temporary Committee has accomplished its mission and it is dissolved by the FEI Board
HOW TO APPLY
 

TO BE ELECTED BY THE FEI GENERAL ASSEMBLY in November 2019

IMPORTANT: PROCESS RE-OPENED FOR 1 MEMBER OF THE NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE FROM THE EEF REGIONAL GROUP

Due to the recent withdrawal of 1 of the 2 candidates for the 2 positions of Members of Nominations Committee of the EEF Regional Group, the process for submission of candidacies is re-opened. 

To apply for this open position which will be elected by the FEI General Assembly in November 2019, all candidates must send the following four (4) documents to the FEI Director of Governance & Institutional Affairs (francisco.lima@fei.org) by 25 August 2019 (23:59 CEST):

Timeline and Deadlines
2 July  Open position is announced
25 August 23:59 CEST deadline for submitting candidacies
6 September The names and supporting documents of Candidates will be published in the FEI Website
All applications will be vetted by the FEI Nominations Committee.
 

ONLINE ELECTION PROCESS FOR REGIONAL GROUP CHAIRS AND NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

You can find detailed information here.

 
TO BE APPOINTED BY THE FEI BOARD in November 2019
 
IMPORTANT: PROCESS RE-OPENED FOR CHAIR OF MEDICAL COMMITTEE
 
Due to the lack of Candidates for the position of Chair of Medical Committee, the process for submission of candidacies is re-opened. 
 
To apply for Chair of Medical Committee, all candidates must send the following three (3) documents to the FEI Director of Governance & Institutional Affairs (francisco.lima@fei.org) by 25 August 2019 (23:59 CEST)
  • A letter of motivation from the candidate
  • letter of endorsement from the National Federation of the Candidate
  • A completed FEI Curriculum Vitae (CV) form
Timeline & Deadlines
24 June Open position for Chair of Medical Committee
25 August 23:59 CEST deadline for submitting candidacies
6 September The names and supporting documents of Candidates will be published in the FEI Website
All applications will be vetted by the FEI Nominations Committee

For more information about the process, please consult the three pdf documents below: