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World Archery’s office staff provide services, support and organisation for its members and officers. The office is split into four departments: administration, events, development, and communications and marketing. So it can operate efficiently, direct your communications at the appropriate staff or staff members. (Click on a staff member’s name to get in contact.) For general enqiuries, contact 



Secretary General and Executive Director

After graduating with a Master of Engineering in IT, Tom DIELEN worked for SWIFT in the financial sector. In 1996 he became Executive Director of World Archery, moved the organisation’s headquarters from Milan to Lausanne and began developing its structure with a permanent staff. In 2002, Tom left to join WADA, where he was Director of the European Office and in charge of International Federation relations.

Tom re-joined World Archery in 2005 as Secretary General and Executive Director. These two roles were combined at the 2007 Congress into the Secretary General position. He competed at national level in archery and has been national champion in several disciplines. 



  • General Management of World Archery and office operations
  • Assisting the President in representing World Archery in the Olympic Family
  • Approving and distributing Congress and Executive Board Minutes and implementing resolutions
  • TV and media production arrangements (contract and budget), interfacing with external associations, human resources (benefits), strategic plan, interpretations of rules, World Archery Doping Free Sports Unit – Results Management
  • Liaison to the Executive Board, Executive Committee, World Archery continental and member associations, Constitution & Rules Committee, Board of Justice & Ethics and to the Olympic Family
  • Follow up on Strategic Plan
  • Integrity, match fixing and compliance matters


  Office and Administration Department

Matteo PISANI (ITA) –
IT Manager

An experienced developer and programmer, Matteo is well known for his work on Ianseo, with FITArco – the Italian archery federation – and World Archery Europe. He joined World Archery at the start of 2014 and is responsible for managing results, scoring and timing, databases, developing current and implementing new technologies throughout the organisation.



  • Results, timing and scoring: Delivering on-venue results at World Archery events and managing timing and scoring team
  • IT strategy
  • Database management
  • New technologies


Caroline MURAT (FRA) –
Finance Manager (60%)

After graduating in Business Administration and Management from a university in English, Caroline worked for various international companies in different industries in Europe and America.

At World Archery, she is responsible for all accounting tasks from creditors, debtors, cash flow requirements to producing quarterly reports. Then, on an annual basis she prepares and presents to the Finance & Audit Board the budget and she is the main point of contact with auditors.



  • Financial records
  • Budget preparation and presentation
  • Insurances (financial aspect)
  • Contact point with Auditors and other administration 

Séverine DERIAZ (SUI) –
Officer Coordinator – including Judges Committee Administration (50%)

After graduating in trade and economy, Séverine studied tourism and obtained the International Air Transport Association Certification. She worked for five years as a Business Travel Consultant for Carlson Wagonlit, one of the leading agencies in business travel, before joining World Archery in 2009.

Séverine is passionate about sports and practised synchronised skating for several years. She also likes traveling, which she enjoys on World Archery events. Among her duties are Judges Committee administration, handling of world records and high performance awards and several other office activities.



  • Front desk operations
  • Suppliers
  • Travel and accommodation
  • Judges Committee administration

Office Coordinator – including Human Resources (50%)

After obtaining the International Air Transport Association Certification in 2002, Jenny worked as a Business Travel Consultant for Carlson Wagonlit for 10 years in different cities over Switzerland. The last was Lausanne in Maison du Sport International, where World Archery has its office.

Jenny likes sport in general and takes care of her three children during her free time. Since October 2011 she taken approached this new professional challenge and with a motivation, a smile and commitment.



  • Front desk operations
  • Suppliers
  • Travel and accommodation
  • Human Resources
  • Athletes Committee and athletes election coordination


  Events Department

Juan Carlos HOLGADO (ESP) –
Olympic Games, Development Projects and WAEC Director

Juan Carlos holds a Master of Management and Administration of Sport, Polytechnic University of Madrid and a License in physical education and sports, Polytechnic University of Madrid. He joined World Archery as Events Manager in October 2004, after serving as Technical Operations Manager at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. The Spaniard already had previous significant experience in events, as organiser, coach and competitor.

Six-time senior national champion, JC is also a four-time Olympian (athlete in 1988 and 1992, coach in 1996 and 2000). His sports career culminated when he became team Olympic Champion on home soil at Barcelona 1992.

Juan Carlos has run or participated in more than 200 archery seminars in all levels and helped to develop and grow archery around the World with Olympic Solidarity, World Archery and regional-national courses.



  • Primary liaison with OCOGs for bidding, planning and delivery of Olympic World Archery events
  • Specific Development Projects such as the Master Plan for Rio, the World Archery Gala and the Indoor Archery World Cup
  • Construction, delivery and operations of the World Archery Excellence Centre in Lausanne (opening 2016)

Chris MARSH (GBR) –
Events Director

A former British champion and record holder, Chris has competed from club to world championship level across five continents, representing both Great Britain and Switzerland. Previously worked as a Sales Director for Eastern Europe for an English Language Provider and the Archery Competition Manager for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He joined World Archery after the conclusion of the London Olympics.

Chris works with a wide variety of Local Organising Committees in all areas of event planning and delivery.



  • Event coordination, from bid to delivery
  • Event logistics
  • Timing, scoring and results systems, look and protocol, entries and accreditations
  • Federation live event production management
  • Event management delivery and operations
  • Advice and guidance for present and future organising committees
  • Event bidding and contracts
  • Event documentation and manuals
  • Assisted by a freelance Events Manager

Jae Kyung LEE (KOR) –
Events Coordinator

Jaekyung graduated from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London with a degree in Product Design. Although art is a keen interest of his, Jaekyung gained a passion for sports after London 2012 – where he got to experience the power of the Olympic Games. He soon moved to Switzerland to study for an AISTS Masters in 2014.

Jaekyung is the main point of contact for member associations, event registration and para archery classification.



  • Logistics for events and projects
  • WAREOS (Online Registration System)
  • Para archery and classification
  • Follow up with Events Department activities
  • Assistant to the Events Director in all departmental activities

Laurent HADORN (SUI) –
Project Coordinator (75%)

Laurent is an active tennis player and coach, who has taken youth teams to national titles and won regional championships himself. Before that, he had a short stint as a pilot in Canada!

Laurent joined World Archery at the start of 2014 and manages the organisation’s sponsorship agreement with Fila and the event toolbox.



  • Management of FILA contract
  • Federation live event production project coordination
  • Translations from English to French


  Development Department

Development and Education Director

A former Physical Education Teacher, Pascal was also national archery champion a dozen times, and European and world champion in team events. Pascal extended his archery career as national coach or technical director in three countries. He has since conducted training camps and coaching courses in all continents and many countries.

As well as developing several training aids and coaching materials, Pascal has been a technical delegate for several international archery events up to the Olympic Games.

Since 2000, Pascal has headed development for World Archery in collaboration with some partners such as Olympic Solidarity, various foundations, continental archery associations and FIDTA – and been in charge of coach education.



  • Coaches and development projects
  • Management of development and coaching staff, continental liaisons and committees
  • Equipment assistance program
  • Managing the collaboration with external development partners
  • Accreditation and operation of archery centres

Senior Development Coordinator (60%)

Deqa is skilled in a number of languages and experienced in sports development, particularly with the Olympic Solidarity programmes as she occupied a similar position in another international federation.

She assists World Archery member associations with their development needs their own countries and helps to implement long-term plans to grow the sport.



  • Olympic Solidarity programmes
  • Activities at the World Archery Partner Centre in Bangkok
  • Member applications
  • Training camps, coaching courses, seminars
  • Publications and articles linked with World Archery development activities


  Communications and Marketing Department

Chris WELLS (GBR) –
Communications Manager

After a run in the publishing industry, working as a member of the creative staff on niche sports magazines, Chris worked in services for the competition department at archery at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He began working for World Archery as a freelancer in 2013 and assumed the role of Communications Manager at the start of 2014.

He made a grand return to the competition field when he shot The Vegas Shoot in 2015, after taking a short sabbatical as an athlete… but makes no promises that it will become a regular occurrence.

Chris works on all aspects of World Archery’s communications strategy, online platforms, press interaction, events and producing various publications throughout the year.



  • Communications strategy and implementation
  • Online platforms, including website and social media
  • Publications
  • Event communications
  • Press releases and liaison

Senior Communications Coordinator

With petanque (boules) as Ludivine’s main sports background – since 1988, and she was a member of the national team (as junior then woman) from 1995 till 2009 – she can boast a trophy cabinet that includes both European and world medals, as well as several national titles.

Ludivine became a mother in 2009, and still competes – although less than before – in petanque, and is also a pastime archer.

A University degree graduate in English Linguistics and Literature and Social Communications, she started as World Archery Administration Officer in April 2003 before later moving to the role of Communications Officer.



  • Content production for new media and traditional platforms
  • Newsletter publication
  • Coordination of all French language activity
  • Contacts database management
  • Online calendar management

Thomas AUBERT (FRA) –
Marketing Services Coordinator

After graduating in Business Administration (Logistics) and a successful career as an archer in the French national team (world team silver medallist in 2009), Thomas joined World Archery as intern and later as the Assistant to the Secretary General.

In 2015, he became World Archery’s full-time Marketing Services Coordinator while continuing his role as Assistant to the Secretary General for rule matters.



  • Laws, bylaws and interpretations of rules
  • Quality control of information and documents for Congress, Executive Board and Executive Committee meetings.
  • General assistance to the Secretary General
  • Sponsorship programs for the archery manufacturing industry
  • Coordination of marketing services in collaboration with external agency



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1007 Lausanne
Phone: +41 (0)21614 30 50
Fax: +41 (0)21 614 30 55


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