The IQA Announces Changes to Its Structure

After many analyses and consultations with members of the Muggle quidditch community – including national governing bodies, quidditch professionals, and volunteers – the International Quidditch Association (IQA) has announced its new organizational structure.

The reorganization process will start with the IQA’s directors. There will be four positions: Director of Human Resources & Operations, Director of Events & Membership Services, Director of Gameplay, and Director of Communications & Technology. Each individual will supervise different teams.

 

A table displaying each of the new directorial roles and their respective responsibilities and teams is shown.

 

The IQA also decided to make the application process easier. Now, there is only one form for all positions, and there is no need to send a CV or cover letter. Everything else that the IQA needs to know will be asked during the interview. Applications for the new directorial roles will close on April 8. The IQA has also encouraged its volunteers to reapply by April 23 if they want to continue to work for the organization.

 

There is a man in white shirt with brown hair and a beard at the left of the image. At the right is a woman in a blue jersey, smaller than the man and holding a megaphone.

Credit: Ajantha Abey Quidditch Photography

 

Directors will be supervised directly by the Board of Trustees. Recently, the IQA sought two new members for the board. Elected were Toni Zimpel from Germany and Betsy Lewin-Leigh from the United Kingdom. Rahel Liviero, Chair of the IQA Board of Trustees, thanked all candidates for their applications and thanked everyone who helped them with the election at the IQA’s Annual General Meeting.

Toni will bring a lot of professional and quidditch experience [(]e.g., in project management[)], and Betsy will have the opportunity to continue her ongoing projects, and we look forward to working with them.

Along with the news about the new board members, the IQA announced that Austin Wallace and Alex Benepe – the latter a cofounder of the sport – have decided to move on from the IQA. Their terms on the Board of Trustees had ended as of this year. Meanwhile, David Jonsson, a first-term board member, has been relieved of his duties.

 

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Veronika Kohoutová

I played Muggle Quidditch for the Prague Pegasus and on our national team in the European Games 2019.