The International Hockey Federation (FIH) announces that three applications have been received for the Presidential Election on Saturday 29 November 2008 in Los Angeles, USA. Els van Breda Vriesman (NED), FIH President since 2001 and IOC Member, is candidate for another four years term. The two other candidates are FIH Honorary Secretary General Peter Cohen (AUS) and FIH Executive Board Member and President of the European Hockey Federation (EHF) Leandro Negre (ESP).
The FIH Presidential Election will take place during the FIH Congress on Saturday 29 November in Los Angeles, USA. Besides the election for President, the election for the female Vice-President will take place. The current Vice-President Annabel Dillon (SIN) is candidate for another term. She will run against Vidya Stokes (IND). Furthermore, elections for the FIH Executive Board will take place.
The following elections will take place during FIH Congress Saturday 29 November 2008, Los Angeles (USA)
- Mrs. Els van Breda Vriesman (NED) – Current President
- Mr. Peter Cohen (AUS)
- Mr. Leandro Negre (ESP)
FIH female Vice President:
- Mrs. Annabel Dillon (SIN) – Current female Vice-President
- Mrs. Vidya Stokes (IND)
FIH Executive Board (5 to be elected: minimum of 3 females):
- Mrs. Joke Bougon (FRA) – Current Executive Board Member
- Miss Anne Ellis (WAL) – Current Executive Board Member
- Mrs. Renita Garard (AUS)
- Miss Sue Neill (CAN) – Current Executive Board Member
- Mr. Stephan Abel (GER)
- Mr. Jan Albers (NED)
- Mr. Serguey Chechenkov (RUS)
The current Executive Board Members Mr. David Balbirnie (IRL) and Mr. Wolfgang Rommel (GER) do not stand for a new term.