Earlier today on Facebook, Paralympics New Zealand reported that the organization’s Chairperson and President, Mark Copeland, has been appointed to the International Paralympic Committee Legal and Ethics Committee.
In response to the news, Copeland is quoted by the organization as saying, “I am humbled to be appointed to the IPC Legal and Ethics Committee. It is a first for New Zealand. I look forward to performing this important leadership role to my best ability, working hard to maintain the ethical operation of the IPC’s varied activities and to ensure fair processes and opportunities for Para–Athletes world-wide”.
A lawyer by trade, Copeland joined Paralympics New Zealand in 2008. He also currently serves as a trustee for the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoors Pursuits Centre of NZ, and the Sports Bay of Plenty.