FISA Headquarters are located at:

Maison du Sport International
Av. de Rhodanie 54
1007 Lausanne
Switzerland

Tel  +41 21 6178373
Fax +41 21 617 8375
E-mail: info@fisa.org

 

Executive Director - Matt Smith (SUI/USA)

E-mail: matt.smith(at)fisa.org

  • Management of FISA, within the policies and objectives approved by the FISA Council.
  • Management of the FISA Headquarters, staff, consultants,
  • Responsible for the effective relationship with the President, the Chairmen of the Commissions and the National Federations.
  • Responsible for the preparation of the Annual Business Plan as well as the Olympic Cycle (four year) Business Plan for approval by the Council.

 

Events Director - Svetla Otzetova (BUL)

E-mail: svetla.otzetova(at)fisa.org

  • Event Management - competition facilities and operations
  • Coordination of technical and operational aspects of Olympic Games, Paralympic and Youth Games, World Championships and World Cup regattas
  • Management of the bid process for Olympic and Paralymic Games
  • Development of new and upgrading existing regatta venues

 

Marketing Director – Andrew Couper (GBR)

E-mail: andrew.couper(at)fisa.org

  • Marketing Strategies and Planning
  • Coordination of marketing and televisual aspects of World Championships and World Cup regattas
  • Development of new commercial activities

 

Sport Director - Colleen Orsmond (RSA)

Email: colleen.orsmond(at)fisa.org

 

Sport Manager / Classification Coordinator - Liz Soutter (CAN)

E-mail: liz.soutter(at)fisa.org

  • Management of the disciplines of indoor rowing, coastal rowing and para-rowing
  • Coordination of all para-rowing classification matters
  • Management of the Strategic Event Attribution Process

 

Controller - Emilio Pastorello (ITA / SUI)

E-mail: emilio.pastorello(at)fisa.org

  • Accounting
  • Preparation and control of budgets and financial planning
  • Contract management
  • Purchasing control

 

Development Director - Sheila Stephens Desbans (CAN)

E-mail: sheila.stephens(at)fisa.org

  • Management and administration of Development Programme & Strategic Plan
  • Implementation of policies and guidelines for the Development Programme, international training camps and coaching academy
  • Contact with developing countries, boat building, coaching courses
  • Olympic Solidarity & IOC Sports Department relations regarding development
  • Facilitation of assistance for development teams at FISA events

 

Coaching Director - Gianni Postiglione (ITA)

  • Coordination with the Development Director on the delivery of activities to support the Strategic Plan as well as the related policies and guidelines.
  • Mentorship and guidance for coaching education and elite coach and athlete development.
  • Establishing projects around coaching education and performance pathways for athletes.
  • Policies for International Training Camps and Coaching Academy.
  • National Federation Consultation on Development and Strategy.

 

Senior Events Manager - Nathalie Phillips (SUI / GBR)

E-mail: nathalie.phillips(at)fisa.org

  • Contact point for organising committees and coordination of the preparation process for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, World Rowing Championships, World Rowing Cup and European Rowing Championships
  • Management of the bid process for all World Rowing events
  • Manager of FISA’s event knowledge transfer service, including the World Rowing Knowledge Centre and Observers’ Programmes at events. 
  • Anti-doping - FISA office contact point

 

Events Manager, Teams - Daniela Oronova (BUL)

E-mail: daniela.oronova(at)fisa.org

  • Team contact for FISA office
  • Event entries and changes/withdrawals process
  • Coordination of the accreditation/registration process
  • International Regatta Calendar and website calendar

 

Event Services Manager - Prateek Gumbar (IND)

E-mail: prateek.gumbar(at)fisa.org

  • Contact point for Organising Committees and coordination of the preparation process for World Rowing Masters Regatta, World Games, European Rowing Under 23 Championships and European Rowing Junior Championships
  •  Accreditation and Logistics coordination
  • Athlete Registration and accreditation at the events
  • Crew changes/withdrawals during the events
  • Management of database of athletes and results
  • Coordination of the Media accreditation
  • General Technological Support

 

Anti-Doping Programme Coordinator - Natalie Schmutz (AUS / SUI)

E-mail: natalie.schmutz(at)fisa.org

  • Anti-doping testing programme, whereabouts programme, ATUE / TUE programme
  • Sports Medicine Commission relations

 

Events Manager- Cameron Allen (AUS)

Email: cameron.allen(at)fisa.org

  • Contact point for organising committees and coordination of the preparation process for the World Rowing U23 Championships; World Rowing Junior Championships; World University Rowing Championships; and World Rowing Coastal Championships
  • General support for event operations at World Rowing events

 

Governance Manager - Lucy Trochet (GBR)

Email: lucy.trochet(at)fisa.org

  • FISA governance and integrity matters, including FISA Code of Ethics and governance related initiatives
  • Governance meetings & Congress organisation: Ordinary and Extraordinary Congresses, Council & Executive Committee meetings, Joint Commissions Meetings and member federation conferences
  • Governance related documentation: including the FISA Rule Book, Annual Report and Congress papers
  • Office contact for Council & Commission members

 

Administrative Assistant - Elisabeth Waroux (SUI/CAN)

Email:  admin(at)fisa.org

  • Executive & administrative support
  • Governance meetings - logistical arrangements
  • Proof reading, editing, translations, in particular for Governance related documentation
  • Office contact for Umpire Commission

 

Communications Manager - Content - Melissa Bray (NZL / USA)

E-mail: melissa.bray(at)fisa.org

  • Management of all content in World Rowing publications
  • Writer for www.worldrowing.com and other World Rowing publications
  • Media Guide

 

Communications Manager - Digital - Tim Cetinich (SUI / GBR / AUS)

E-mail: timothy.cetinich(at)fisa.org

  • Management of all World Rowing digital platforms
  • Development and strategy for World Rowing digital platforms and World Rowing communities  
  • Updating and developing content for worldrowing.com and World Rowing social media platforms
  • Media Relations

 

Development Coordinator - Yihuan Chang (NED)

Email: yihuan.chang(at)fisa.org 

  • Coaching education content and distribution 
  • Organising Olympic Solidarity projects: training camps, coaching courses, scholarships, etc
  • Para rowing
  • Assistance for development teams at FISA events