World OCR Committees

Development Committee

The Development Committee is a working group of the Athletes Commission responsible for coaching, training, coach certification, and works with the Medical Commission to ensure the health and wellness of Junior, Youth and Adult athletes.


Chairman: Mr. Stefan Becker (GER)
Members: Ms. Faye Stenning (CAN), Mr. Miguel Espina Vázquez (ESP), Mr. Chris Wilkinson (CAN), Mr. Nikolaj Maegaard Dam (DEN)


Questions? development@worldocr.org

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Officials Committee

The Officials Committee is a sub-committee of the Development Committee and is responsible for creating the policies, guidelines and systems for training officials for OCR events worldwide. Officials observe and enforce competition rules during races, and direct race volunteers and staff on course.


Chair: Ms. Henriette Nguyen (DEN)

Members: To be Announced


Questions? officials@worldocr.org

Youth Committee

The Youth Committee is a sub-committee of the Development Committee and is responsible for creating the policies, guidelines and systems for developing young athletes worldwide. 


Chair: Mr. Rod Dixon  (NZL)

Members: To be Announced


Questions? youth@worldocr.org

Ethics Committee

The responsibility of the Ethics Committee is to enforces the World OCR Code of Ethics, and investigate this violations. The Committee is advisory and submits Resolutions to the Executive Board. Included in it's duties are overseeing Responsible Events and members compliance with the Code of Ethics.


ChairmanMr. Jack A. Donenfeld​ (USA)
Members: Ms. Patricia Castillo (PHL), Mr. Angelo Mitaritonna (ITA), Ms. Serena Jura Lorenzoni (USA)


Questions? ethics@worldocr.org

Finance Committee

The World OCR Finance Committee advises the FISO Congress,  Executive board, Central Board and the  President on matters relating to the World OCR's financial management in order to safeguard continuity and strengthen the transparency and good governance of World OCR and obstacle sports globally.


Chairman: Mr. Alberto Agra (PHL)

Deputy Chair: To be announced

Members: To be announced


Questions? finance@worldocr.org

Governance Development Committee

The Governance Development Committee (GDC) is responsible for developing national federations worldwide. As such, the GDC assists with the formation and codification member national federations and sporting organisations.


Chairman: Mr. Angel Sanz (ESP)

Deputy Chairman: To be announced

Members: To be announced


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Masters Committee

The Masters Committee is responsible for establishing developing and supporting Masters Athletes at World OCR sanctioned competitions. The commission is assisted by the Development Committee and provides guidance for World OCR Masters Championships.


Chairman: To be announced

Deputy Chair: To be announced


Questions? masters@worldocr.org

Media Committee

The Media Committee manages all aspects of marketing and media, including social media and public relations.


ChairmanMr. Arnel Banawa (USA)
Members: Mr. Sébastien Desbenoit (FRA), Mr. Alan Bishop (CAN)


Questions? media@worldocr.org

Safe Sport Committee

The Safe Sport Committee assists national federation members with implementing procedures to prevent sexual harassment and abuse in sport. World OCR requires adherence to Safe Sport Policies by all national member  federations.


Chair: Dr Yetsa A. Tuakli-Wosornu (GHA), M.D., M.P.H., IOC Dip. Sp. Med.

Deputy Chair: Dr. Sturat Weiss, MD (USA)

Members: To be announced


Questions? safesport@worldocr.org


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Technology Committee

The Technology Committee and advises on the global technology platforms supporting the systems and structure of World OCR. This includes integrating and displaying results, rankings, sanctioning, memberships and affiliate & athlete support. The Committee is advisory and submits Resolutions to the Executive Board.​


ChairmanMr. Mohammed Iqbal (UAE)

Members: To be announced


Questions? technology@worldocr.org