Ethics Commission Members

Firm:

International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)


Category:

Board Member


Created:

09.06.2021


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Location:

Switzerland


Work city:

Lausanne, Switzerland


Duration:

4 years or until new members are appointed at a Board of Directors meeting of ITTF (whichever is earlier)


ITTF

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), founded in 1926, is the governing body of the sport of table tennis with 226 member Associations in the world. The ITTF supervises the staging of World Championships annually, and several other world title events. Around 120 international tournaments are sanctioned by the ITTF yearly. Its main function is to govern and develop the sport for the benefit of over thirty million competitive players in all parts of the world.

Table Tennis is an Olympic and Paralympic sport and is included in the programme of the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as in the majority of Multisport Games. Applications are now welcomed from experienced sport ethics professionals and other sport integrity experts to form part of the ITTF Ethics Commission.

The Ethics Commission will play a central role in ensuring that various Table Tennis parties, such as ITTF, its Member Associations, affiliated organisations, World Table Tennis, the ITTF Foundation, and their officials, officers, employees and relevant third parties operate consistently with the principles of good governance and ethics. In particular, the Ethics Commission exercises oversight over the implementation of the Code of Ethics.

In light of the ongoing changes to ITTF’s governance system, such as the recent establishment of the ITTF Integrity Unit, it is intended for the Ethics Commission to take on a broader role within sport integrity – beyond ethics and including areas such as anti-match manipulation, anti-doping, sport governance, athlete safeguarding, and anti-harassment. To this end, the Ethics Commission may take on responsibilities as described above and as amended moving forward and may be renamed as appropriate. Therefore, applicants for a position on the Ethics Commission should keep the above in mind.

Positions

  • Three (3) positions for the Ethics Commission, inclusive of the one (1) position for the Chair.

Term

The term for all members of the Ethics Commission is 4 years or until new members are appointed at a Board of Directors meeting of ITTF (whichever is earlier).

ITTF Ethics Commission Chair – Qualifications

  • A qualified lawyer;
  • Is fluent in English; and
  • Has at least 10 years of professional legal experience in areas of sport ethics, sport governance, sport integrity, anti-match manipulation, anti-doping, competition, officiating, athlete safeguarding, anti-harassment or such other relevant areas in table tennis or sport generally. 

ITTF Ethics Commission Member – Qualifications

  • Has good working proficiency in English; and
  • Has significant experience in sport ethics, sport governance, sport integrity, anti-match manipulation, anti-doping, competition, officiating, athlete safeguarding, anti-harassment or such other relevant areas in table tennis or sport generally.

ITTF Ethics Commission – Responsibilities

  • To define and update a framework of ethical principles, including a Code of Ethics, based upon the values and principles enshrined in the Olympic Charter, of which the said Code forms an integral part;
  • to refer to the ITTF Integrity Unit any complaints raised in relation to the non-respect of such ethical principles, including breaches of the Code of Ethics;
  • to publish and present an annual report on its activities to the annual general meeting; and
  • subject to prospective reforms, to oversee the ITTF Integrity Unit and its roles and responsibilities in accordance with the ITTF Handbook and the ITTF Integrity Regulations.

Independence

If appointed, no ITTF Ethics Commission Chair or member themselves and their immediate family members may:

  • hold any official function in ITTF, a member association of ITTF or an associated organisation of ITTF; and
  • have any material business relationship with ITTF, a member association of ITTF or an associated organisation of ITTF, during their term of office as an ITTF Ethics Commission member and for four years prior to their initial appointment to office. 

Application Process

  • The period of application is from 05 June 2021 until 05 July 2021.
  • Please complete your application at https://www.ittf.com/Careers within the application period.
  • Suitable applicants will be reviewed by the ITTF Nominations Committee, according to the ITTF Electoral and Appointment Rules, and are expected to be appointed by the ITTF Board of Directors no later than September 2021.
  • The ITTF Ethics Commission members’ term of office, as per the ITTF constitution, shall coincide with that of the Executive Committee.

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