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 Bureau encouraged female candidacies and candidacies from nations not yet represented. While this increase is promising, the FEI Bureau 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 Process 2019 can be addressed to FEI Nominations Committee Senior Officer (julie.schlaefli@fei.org).
 
 

Position
 
Name of Person currently occupying the positionStatusTerm
(incoming)
 
TO BE ELECTED BY THE FEI GENERAL ASSEMBLY in November 2019 (⇒ process)
Chair Group III
Bureau Member
Mr Sadyr Mamytov (KGZ)Re-eligible2019 - 2023Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Chair Group VII
Bureau Member

 
H.E. Sheikh Khaled Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa (BRN)Outgoing2019 - 2023Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Chair Driving
Bureau Member
 
Mr Karoly Fugli (HUN)Re-eligible2019 - 2023Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Audit & Compliance
Member
Ms Vicki Glynn (NZL)Re-eligible2019 - 2023Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
FEI Tribunal ChairMr Henrik Arle (FIN)Outgoing2019-2023Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
FEI Tribunal MemberMr Armand Leone (USA)Outgoing2019-2023Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
FEI Tribunal MemberMr Laurent Niddam (HUN)Re-eligible2019-2023Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
FEI Tribunal MemberMr Chris Hodson (NZL)Re-eligible2019-2023Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
FEI Tribunal MemberMs Constance Popineau (FRA)Re-eligible2019-2023Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
FEI Tribunal MemberMs Harveen Thauli (CAN)Re-eligible2019-2023Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Nominations Member Regional Group IMs Nayla Stössel (SUI)Re-eligible2019-2023Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Nominations Member Regional Group IIMs Ellen Damhaug Scheel (NOR)Re-eligible2019-2023Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Nominations Member Regional Group IIIMs Alesia Machulskaya (BLR)Outgoing2019-2023Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Nominations Member Regional Group IVMs Betty Wates (JAM)Outgoing2019-2023Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Nominations Member Regional Group VMr Diego Vallejo (COL)Re-eligible2019-2023Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Nominations Member Regional Group VIMr Guillermo Lockhart (URU)Re-eligible2019-2023Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Nominations Member Regional Group VIIMr Hussam Zummit (LBA)Re-eligible2019-2023Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Nominations Member Regional Group VIIIMs Melanie Chew (SIN)Outgoing2019-2023Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
Nominations Member Regional Group IXMs Zara Nicolle (ZAM)Outgoing2019-2023Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification
TO BE APPOINTED BY THE FEI BUREAU in November 2019 (⇒ process)
Standing Committees
Veterinary Member *
 
Mr Jan-Hein Swagemakers (GER)Outgoing2019-2023Appointed by the FEI Bureau
Job Specification
Veterinary Member*Mr Thomas Wolff (BRA)Outgoing2019-2023
* 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 ChairMr. Peter Whitehead (GBR)Outgoing2019-2023Appointed by the FEI Bureau
⇒ Job Specification
Medical MemberMr Jan Holger Holtschmit (GER)Outgoing2019-2023Appointed by the FEI Bureau
⇒ Job Specification
Jumping MemberMr Rob Ehrens (NED)Outgoing2019-2023Appointed by the FEI Bureau
⇒ Job Specification
Dressage MemberMr Klaus Roeser (GER)Outgoing2019-2023Appointed by the FEI Bureau
⇒ Job Specification
Eventing Member *Ms Marilyn Payne (USA)Outgoing2019-2023Appointed by the FEI Bureau
⇒ Job Specification
* The Eventing Committee would prefer a strong Eventing Judge backround.
Driving MemberMs Anne-Marie Turbé (FRA)Outgoing2019-2023Appointed by the FEI Bureau
⇒ Job Specification
Reining MemberMagdalena Szarszewska (POL)Re-eligible2019 - 2023Appointed by the FEI Bureau
⇒ Job Specification
Vaulting ChairMr John Eccles (GBR)Re-eligible2019-2023Appointed by the FEI Bureau
⇒ Job Specification
Vaulting MemberMs Suzanne Detol (USA)Outgoing2019-2023Appointed by the FEI Bureau
⇒ Job Specification
Para-Equestrian MemberMs Hope Hand (USA)Outgoing2019-2023Appointed by the FEI Bureau
⇒ Job Specification

TO BE ELECTED BY THE FEI GENERAL ASSEMBLY in November 2018

How to Apply 

To apply for an open position which will be elected by the FEI General Assembly in November 2018, all candidates must send the following three (3) documents to the Nominations Committee Administrator (julie.schlaefli@fei.org) by 1 May 2018 (23:59 CEST):

  • A letter of motivation from the candidate
  • A completed FEI Curriculum Vitae (CV) form, signed by the candidate’s National Federation (NF)  
  • A signed “Code of Conduct for FEI election” document 

Timeline & Deadlines

1 FebruaryOpen Positions are announced
1 May, 23:59 CESTDeadline to submit Application
8 MayThe names of Candidates for the FEI President position will be published on inside.fei.org
15 JuneThe names and supporting documents of Candidates for all positions elected by the FEI General Assembly will be published here.

All applications will be vetted by the FEI Nominations Committee during their meeting in Lausanne (SUI) on 7 June 2018.

ONLINE ELECTION - ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVES
 
The Athlete representatives are members of their respective Discipline Technical Committee and of the Athletes' Committee.
 
How to Apply
 
To apply for an athlete representative position, all candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria (see below) and send the following three (3) documents to the Nominations Committee Administrator (julie.schlaefli@fei.org) by 1 May 2018 (23:59 CEST)
  • A letter of motivation from the candidate
  • A completed FEI Curriculum Vitae (CV) form
  • A signed “Code of Conduct for FEI election” document
Eligibility Criteria for Athlete Representatives (List of Athletes eligible for election)
(Article 6.9.4. of the FEI Internal Regulations)
  1. Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the vote;
  2. Have either competed in one of the last two senior FEI World Championships or Olympic Games or Paralympic Games in the Discipline for which they are seeking election ;
  3. Have a clean anti-doping record with respect to both the Equine Anti-Doping & Control Medication Rules (EADCMRs) and the Anti-Doping Rules for Human Athletes (ADRHAs) as of April 2010.

Eligibility Criteria to be able to vote for the Athlete Representatives election

(Article 6.9.4. of the FEI Internal Regulations)
  1. Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the vote;
  2. Have either competed in one of the last two senior FEI World Championships or Olympic Games or Paralympic Games in the Discipline for which they are seeking election ;

Timeline & Deadlines

1 FebruaryOpen Positions are announced
1 May, 23:59 CESTDeadline to submit Application
8 MayThe names and supporting documents of Candidates for the Athlete Representative positions will be published here.
29 JulyOnline voting process opens
23 SeptemberOnline voting process closes
TO BE APPOINTED BY THE FEI BUREAU in November 2018 
 
How to Apply 
 
To apply for appointed positions, all candidates must send the following two (2) documents to the Nominations Committee Administrator (julie.schlaefli@fei.org) by 1 May 2018 (23:59 CEST)
  • A letter of motivation from the candidate
  • A completed FEI Curriculum Vitae (CV) form, signed by the candidate’s National Federation (NF)  
Timeline & Deadlines
 
1 FebruaryOpen Positions are announced
1 May, 23:59 CESTDeadline to submit Application
15 JuneThe names of Candidates to be appointed by the FEI Bureau will be published here.
 
All applications will be vetted by the FEI Nominations Committee during their meeting in Lausanne (SUI) on 7 June 2018.
 
INDEPENDENT ELECTION COMMITTEE (IEC)
 
The FEI Bureau has approved on 24 January 2018 an Independent Election Committee established under Article 36.1 of the FEI Statutes. 
 
The Independent Election Committee is composed as follows:
  • Brian Mangan, Chair
  • Andrew Finding, Member
  • Jens Adolphsen, Member
The main duty of the IEC is to oversee the election process in 2018, preserve its integrity and avoid any potential conflict of interests. 
 
In order to define the directions to be respected by each single candidate and to set the role and duties of the IEC, a “Code of Conduct for FEI Elections” has been approved by IEC. This Code of Conduct is based on the “Implementing Provisions of the IOC Code of Ethics” and on the “Rules for Candidates” recommended by the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF). 
 
Any questions and/or any breach of the “Code of Conduct for FEI Elections” can be addressed to the IEC by email (iec@fei.org).

   

   

Elected by the FEI General Assembly
⇒ Job Specification

 

 

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