Executive Committee & Secretariat


Mr. Ian Adamson (AUS) started sports governance in 1984 on the University of Sydney Sports Union Management Committee. He has 10 world championship wins, 18 international championship titles and Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at the ESPN X-Games. Ian is a 3 time Guinness world record holder for endurance kayaking. He has a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine and an Honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Athlete Representative

Ms. Lindsay Webster (CAN) is a three time  OCR World Champion & pro athlete for Tough Mudder & HumanN. She is an advocate for all people in sport and elite (podium) racer in mountain biking, cross country running, cross country skiing and chocoholic.

Secretary General

Mr. Matthew Joynes (GBR) is a barrister and sports investment professional. He specializes in e-sports, television production sales, film sales and electronics. Matt works with major technology and entertainment businesses, entrepreneurial finance, capital formation, structuring and securitization services.


Mr. Al Agra (PHL) is the Chairman of the Board of the Philippine Reclamation Authority. He was the former Acting Secretary of Justice, Acting Solicitor General and Government Corporate Counsel of the Philippine Government. Al is an active obstacle course racer and is the President of Pilipinas Obstacle Sports Federation and the Obstacle Sports Federation for Asia.

Vice President

Dr. Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna (SUI) is a Partner with PwC in Zurich and the Leader of PwC Legal Switzerland. He received his Masters and PhD degrees in law from Johannes Kepler University (Linz, Austria). Guenther also holds an MBA from the University of Strathclyde Graduate School of Business (Glasgow, UK) and has participated in Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program.

General Counsel

Mr. Jack A. Donenfeld (USA) has been practicing law for over 38 years and has a diverse background that provide a unique approach to legal matters. His wealth of professional and business experience allows him to identify and resolve issues before they become obstacles and to provide strategic counsel throughout the course of an engagement.