The FEI Equestrian Community Integrity Unit (ECIU), which was established in January 2010, has been drafted into the FEI Statutes and will now be a permanent fixture in the structure of the Federation.
The revision to the FEI Statutes to officially establish the ECIU as a permanent entity was passed unanimously at the recent Extraordinary General Assembly in the Olympic Museum in Lausanne (SUI).
The Statutes state that “the ECIU is an Independent Body with its chairperson reporting directly to the FEI President or his or her designee(s).
“The ECIU is a mechanism to protect integrity principles within the equestrian community, including, but not limited to, the “Clean Sport” programme and betting or corruption risks. It will be responsible for investigating any integrity issues related to the FEI, Headquarters, and all bodies whether volunteer or not. It will also maintain a review power, as needed, over the General Assembly, FEI Bureau, and FEI Executive Board.”
Quest (now Monitor Quest), the company which ran the ECIU in its first year of operation, will continue to operate the Integrity Unit, ensuring its independence.
Full details of the mandate for the ECIU are available here.
About Monitor Quest
Monitor Quest is a risk advisory firm helping clients respond strategically and operationally to a range of integrity and security issues. Chaired by Lord John Stevens, former Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police, Monitor Quest offers bespoke solutions in strategic intelligence, corporate and sporting integrity, security and investigations. Monitor Quest has head offices in London and Boston, with affiliate offices in over 20 countries worldwide.
For more information please visit http://www.monitorquest.com
About the FEI
The Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI), founded in 1921, is the international body governing equestrian sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and includes 131 National Federations.
Equestrian sport has been on the Olympic programme since 1912 with three disciplines - Jumping, Dressage and Eventing. It is one of the very few sports in which men and women compete on equal terms. It is also the only sport which involves two athletes - horse and rider. The FEI has relentlessly concerned itself with the welfare of the horse, which is paramount and must never be subordinated to competitive or commercial influences.