Global governing body restructures management team As part of a restructure of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) management team, two senior employees have been promoted to newly-created positions while two new key roles have been recruited for. Dr. Mike Peters takes the Chief Operating Officer’s role, while Craig Spence becomes the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer.

Both will report to IPC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Xavier Gonzalez. The two new appointments, who will both report to Peters, are Liz Riley, who joins as General Counsel, and James Sclater, as Anti-Doping Director.

Two-time Paralympian Mike Peters joined the IPC in March 2015 as Chief of Staff and Acting Director of the Membership Engagement Department from Seattle, USA. Deeply passionate about Para sport, Peters captained the USA Football 7-a-side team at the Atlanta 1996 and Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.

One month after retiring from football, he was awarded his PhD in communication from the University of Arizona. With a desire to more directly be involved in advocacy, Peters entered the University of Washington School of Law in late 2006.

A William H. Gates Public Service Law Scholar, he earned his J.D. in 2009 and became a licensed attorney. Read more from…

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