World Archery’s headquarters are located in Maison du Sport International in the Olympic Capital of Lausanne, Switzerland and are staffed by a multi-cultural workforce that works both in the office and remotely.

Contact the office through the online form.

The staff are managed by the secretary general’s office and organised into four departments:

  • Administration
  • Member services
  • Events and marketing
  • Communications and broadcast

The World Archery Excellence Centre, the purpose-built facility for archery development also in Lausanne, operates with an independent staff.

Secretary general’s office

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Tom
Dielen
General secretary

After graduating with a Master of Engineering in IT, Tom worked for SWIFT in the financial sector. In 1996, he became executive director of World Archery, moved the organisation’s headquarters from Milan to Lausanne and began building a permanent staff. Tom worked at WADA from 2002 to 2005, before rejoining World Archery as secretary general. Tom has been a national archery champion in several disciplines.

Key responsibilities:
General management of the World Archery office.
Assisting the president in representing World Archery within the Olympic movement.
Management of World Archery Congress and executive board meetings.
Rules, interpretations and liaison with constitution and rules committee.
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Sandrine
Blatter Martinez
Executive assistant

Sandrine first joined World Archery when the federation moved to Lausanne in 1996, staying until 2001. She rejoined from 2007 to 2012 as an events coordinator and then again in 2024 as executive assistant. Holding a business degree, she has also held various administrative, human resources and marketing roles for national and international organisations.

Key responsibilities:
Administrative assistant to the secretary general.
Agenda, logistics and travel bookings.

Administration department

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Caroline
Murat
Head of finance

Following her studies in business administration, Caroline worked for various multinational companies in Europe and the Americas. She started working in the office in 2002.

Key responsibilities:
Accounting, payments and financial records.
Budget preparation and evaluation.
Liaison with auditors and finance and audit board.
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Matteo
Pisani
Head of technology

An experienced programmer, Matteo leads the development of the open-source i@nseo software. He joined World Archery in 2014.

Key responsibilities:
Results, timing and scoring at major events.
Management of the federation database, servers and extranet.
Implementing new technologies.
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Jenny
Pillonel
Head of human resources

Jenny worked for business travel agency Carlson Wagonlit before joining World Archery in 2011. Her initial role was focused on travel booking but has since expanded to including staff well-being.

Key responsibilities:
Human resources.
Ticketing and accommodation for staff and official travel.
Liaison with athletes committee.
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Severine
Deriaz
Senior office and officials coordinator

After graduating from studies in trade and economy, Séverine worked for business travel agency Carlson Wagonlit before joining World Archery 2009. She is passionate about sports and previously practised synchronised skating.

Key responsibilities:
Coordination of judges.
Ticketing and accommodation for staff and official travel.
Liaison with judges committee.
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Marina
Bernardino Silva
Administrative assistant

Marina completed a secretarial course at the Commercial College of Bristol and subsequently worked at a law office in the United Kingdom. She has extensive expertise in administrative and office management in both Portugal and Switzerland. Marina joined World Archery in 2023.

Key responsibilities:
Office administration and reception.
Management of world records and awards claims.
Daily financial operations.

Member services department

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Dominique
Ohlmann
Membership services project manager
Key responsibilities:
Prevention of competition manipulation and matters related to harassment and abuse.
Knowledge sharing projects and equipment assistance programmes.
Coordination with continental and member associations.
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Cecilia
Viscarra Moser
Member services coordinator

Cecilia is an experienced sports administrator who previously worked at UCI and the United Nations. She is originally from Bolivia and speaks English, Spanish and French. Cecilia joined World Archery in 2021.

Key responsibilities:
Liaison for all member associations.
On-boarding for new member associations.
Good governance and member reporting.
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Sergio
Font
Development agent for the Americas

Consultant based outside of Switzerland.

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Cushla
Matheson
Development agent for Oceania

Consultant based outside of Switzerland.

Events and marketing department

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Thomas
Aubert
Head of events and marketing

Thomas studied business administration and had a successful career as an archer in the French team, winning a world team silver medal in 2009, before joining the World Archery office in 2012. He started as an intern, became assistant to the secretary general and then marketing services coordinator before moving to the events department.

Key responsibilities:
Operational management of the World Archery event portfolio.
Management of event bidding, contracts and the marketing programme.
Liaison with technical, target, field and coaches committee.
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Karim
Sidaoui
Marketing manager

Karim holds a bachelor’s in international hospitality management from Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne as well as a Diploma of Advanced Studies HES-SO in managing a luxury company.  His professional experience includes financial consultancy at KPMG; promotion and public relations at Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne; sponsoring, hospitality and events management at UBS, and international sports management at GPS Performance.

Key responsibilities:
Commercial rights sales, management and hospitality development.
Sponsor and partner relationship management.
Archery events promotion and liaison for new host cities.

Communications and broadcast department

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Chris
Wells
Head of communications

Chris has professional experience in publishing and as a member of the sports department at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He joined World Archery full-time in 2014. Chris was an archer and irregularly still shoots a bow.

Key responsibilities:
Communications and broadcast strategy and delivery.
Content planning, production and editing.
Broadcast and video production and distribution.
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Ludivine
Maitre Wicki
Senior communications coordinator

Ludivine is a successful petanque player and has been a member of the Swiss national team, on and off, since 1995. She studied English linguistics and literature along with social communications before joining the World Archery office in 2003.

Key responsibilities:
Content production and editing.
Coordination and translation of all French language output.
Corporate communications and press relations.
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Ollie
Smith
Video content coordinator

After graduating from studies in film production, Ollie worked in London and Melbourne, covering a variety of sports as a cameraman, editor and producer. After moving to Lausanne, he worked for UEFA as a video editor before joining World Archery in 2022. 

Key responsibilities:
Coordination of past, present and future video content.
Development of new ideas and strategies for creative content.
Management of external production staff and video production within the team.
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Jiwon
Kim
Project coordinator

Jiwon studied business in Korea before an exchange programme in the Netherlands where she interned in communications. She has worked at sporting events including the 2015 Universiade and 2018 Winter Olympics as an assistant to the Games families. She was an international event and national team coordinator at the Korea Tennis Association before joining World Archery in 2022.

Key responsibilities:
Registration and coordination of world ranking events.
Campaign planning, delivery and evaluation.
Projects for event and communication departments.