Appointment of New Committee/Team Leaders (November 2017)

Announced by Lauren Clement on

Dear WCA Community,

There will be four appointments of new WCA Committee/Team Leaders. Daniel Sheppard and Linus Frész are stepping down as Leaders of the WCA Disciplinary Committee and the WCA Communication Team, respectively. Daniel and Linus have deployed great work as Leaders, and we want to thank them for all their hard work and dedication all this time.

The World Cube Association will also be adding two brand new Advisory Committees: the WCA Ethics Committee and the WCA Quality Assurance Committee. The Ethics Committee will have the role to ensure that all the procedures followed by the WCA Staff and External Staff abide by its Code of Ethics. Also, our large growing rate makes a Quality Assurance Committee necessary, with the role to support and promote continuous quality improvement within the WCA, as well as worldwide application of quality standards to ensure consistent high quality of processes, WCA Staff, Regional Organizations, Competition Organizers, and Competition Staff.

Candidates are expected to fulfill their terms (24 months) and to dedicate at least 6 hours per week on average to work for their respective Team/Committee. The qualities requested to candidates are:

WCA Disciplinary Committee (WDC):
Objective thinking

WCA Communication Team (WCT):
Social media knowledge
Fluent English
Communication skills

WCA Ethics Committee (WEC):
Clear background

WCA Quality Assurance Committee (WQAC):
Very good knowledge of the regulations
Practical thinking
Team work

The application period is open for candidates to submit their candidacy documents. Candidacy documents must be sent from now until November 28th, 2017, 23:59 UTC privately to:
WCA Disciplinary Committee: Ron van Bruchem (
WCA Communication Team: Luis J. Iáñez (
WCA Ethics Committee: Alberto Pérez de Rada Fiol (
WCA Quality Assurance Committee: Olivér Perge ( )

Recipients will confirm the documents are in good order or will report on deficiencies otherwise once received. The candidacy documents must be in PDF format, and they must include:
Application Committee/Team
Brief personal introduction
Summary of activities done for the WCA
Ambitions as Leader of the Committee/Team

The rights and duties of WDC, WCT, WEC, and WQAC from our By-laws can be found here.

The week after the application period, the WCA Board will make a selection by voting. Selected winners will be presented to the WCA Seniors for their approval. Finally, the new Leaders will be announced.

Thanks for your candidacies and support!

(Posted by Lauren Clement on behalf of the World Cube Association)