Andrew Parsons elected new IPC President

Andrew Parsons of Brazil was elected as the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) new President on Friday (8 September) following one round of voting at the 18th IPC General Assembly in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

“I would like to thank the IPC membership for their trust” said Parsons, who becomes only the third President in IPC’s history. The new President also paid tribute to his predecessor Sir Philip Craven who stood down today after 16 years in the role. In the afternoon session, 10 Members at Large were elected by the IPC Membership after six rounds of voting.

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