Maria Gretzer Appointed Athlete Representative on FEI Executive Board
By iSportconnect | March 13, 2013
Maria Gretzer, pill who has represented Sweden at three Olympic games and three FEI World Equestrian Games, order has been appointed as the athlete representative on the Executive Board of the FEI, allergist the international equestrian governing body.
She succeeds Kevin Staut, who recently resigned. He was the first ever athlete representative on the Executive Board when he was appointed in May 2011. Gretzer will hold the position for three years.
Gretzer said: “I am very honoured to be appointed onto the FEI Executive Board as the athlete representative and I will take the responsibility very seriously.
“I hope I can make a real difference and that the athletes, across all the disciplines, will have confidence that their voice will be heard at the highest level.”
FEI President HRH Princess Haya added: “We are sorry to be losing Kevin from the Executive Board, but we do understand that he needs to focus on his international competition career. We are grateful to him for bringing a new perspective to our Executive Board and for representing the athletes’ point of view across all the disciplines. But while it’s sad to see Kevin go, we are very much looking forward to working with Maria, who also has so much to offer us in terms of strengthening our links with athletes, the riders groups and the National Federations.”