New and Exciting Appointment

Commercial lawyer Mark Copeland of Mark Copeland Lawyers at Rotorua and Auckland has been appointed as Chairman of the Legal and Ethics Committee of the International Paralympics Committee in Bonn, Germany. Pursuant to this role he is responsible for the determination of all complaints made under the IPC Code of Ethics, and also acts as Chairman of the Board of Classification of Appeals (BAC), the IPC Tribunal which deals with challenges to the classification of disabled athletes within Paralympic sport. Mark has had a long involvement with Paralympic sport, including as Chairman of Paralympics New Zealand between 2009 and 2015.