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Africa Paralympic Committee bring Alexander on board

The Africa Paralympic Committee (APC) has appointed a member of International Paralympic Committee Governing Board, Debra (Debbie) Alexander as a co-opted member.

Her appointment was inspired by her years of experience and critical expertise in sports administration and mastery of strategic management and other related fields.

This was contained in a statement by President of Africa Paralympic Committee Samson Deen.

“We believe that your active service, knowledge and expertise in the Paralympic Movement and sports in general would be brought to bear on the leadership and contribute to the Board and APC’s transformation agenda,” the statement added.

As a co-opted members, Alexander will attend Board meetings, contribute to discussions on any matter with voting rights, serve on relevant working Committees delegated to represent APC at events, defend the interest and promote the image of APC at any given opportunity and contribute to the development of Para sports across the African continent.

Alexander was elected as SASCOC Board Member in 2016. She is a former Head of the Clinical Psychology Department as well as an extraordinary senior lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry and now has a private practice.

Since 2012, she has held the role of World Triathlon Executive Board Member as well as African Triathlon Union (ATU) Executive Board Member and first Vice President. In 2020 she was elected World Triathlon First Vice-President. In 2009 she was elected President of the National Federation of Triathlon South Africa, then in 2015 she was appointed to the South African Sports Commission and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) Medical and Anti-Doping Commission (2009-2012 and 2015- 2016). She has served as a SASCOC Board Member and is currently the 2nd Vice-President.

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