Why Sports Governance Needs A New Start: Pooling Lessons From A USA Senate Hearing

Time for a new start - by Peter Bick

In the last article in our FINA Future series and the third of a three-parter, we turn to the beautiful game, ethics and a USA Senate Congress Committee hearing on Capitol Hill that provided excellent explanations as to why FINA and its members must reach for radical reform if they wish to avoid replacement

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In the last article in our FINA Future series and the third of a three-parter, we turn to the beautiful game, ethics and a USA Senate Congress Committee hearing on Capitol Hill that provided excellent explanations as to why FINA and its members must reach for radical reform if they wish to avoid replacement

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Lawrie Cox

Excellent article and the video is well worth viewing. In dealing with governance issues i came across a job ad that covers it well.

Candidates interested in applying for this role will preferably be able to demonstrate expertise in the strategic oversight of investment portfolios and experience in risk management, together with the following skills and personal qualities:

1. An ability to act in the best interests of the entity as a whole;

2. An ability to be proactive in identifying issues and risks that require further management attention;

3. An ability to ask relevant questions, evaluate the answers and continue to probe for information until completely satisfied with the answers provided;

4. An ability to encourage openness and transparency; and to work constructively with management to achieve continuous improvement within the entity;

5. An ability to express opinions frankly, ask questions that draw out the key issues and pursue independent lines of enquiry;

6. An ability to appreciate the entity’s culture and values, and a determination to uphold these values coupled with a thoughtful approach to the ethical issues that might be faced;

7. An ability to display a professional approach to duties, including an appropriate commitment of time and effort; and

8. An ability to convey technical matters to other members of the committee.

Food for thought in dealing with a new body and identifying failure in the current one.

Craig Lord

Very good list, Lawrie. Thank you.

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