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
Secretary general

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.
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Siret
Luik
Deputy secretary general

A former athlete, coach and national federation secretary general, Siret joined the World Archery office in 2018. She previously studied sports management in Korea and worked at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Siret competed at seven world championships as an archer.

Key responsibilities:
Liaison with member associations and other stakeholders.
Good governance, safeguarding and special projects.
Rules, interpretations and liaison with constitution and rules committee.

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
Brugger
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 and office administration.
Management of world record claims.
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:
Office administration.
Ticketing and accommodation for staff travel.
Liaison with judge committee and coordination of judges.

Member services department

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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.

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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Cécile
Tosetti
Events coordinator

After her studies at the Ecole Hôtelière in Lausanne, Cécile joined Event Knowledge Services, a consulting company working on major sports events. Before joining World Archery in 2019, she was a financial advisor in the cantonal bank of Vaud. She was a competition volleyball player and has also lived in the USA.

Key responsibilities:
Administrative support for international events.
Coordination of plans, technical and bidding documents, and contracts.
Maintain event organiser’s manuals and other resources.

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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Gwen
Massot
Communications coordinator

Gwen graduated from studies in multimedia communications and web design and built professional experience as a cameraman, drone pilot and editor. He is passionate about new technology, cinema, music and sports. Gwen joined the office in 2016.

Key responsibilities:
Management of the official YouTube channel.
Creation, curation and editing of video content.
Management and maintenance of the video archive.
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Jeff
Kirshman
Digital editor

Jeff is a sports journalist with a passion for travel and food. Originally from the USA, he has also lived in China.

Key responsibilities:
Writing news and features for the website.
Sub-editing written material to style.
Content strategy and planning.