Sarah Lewis // Moderator

Sarah Lewis, OBE OLY is a highly respected international sports federation leader with a wide global network who has led the management of the International Ski Federation for 20 years as its Secretary General since 2000. Based in Switzerland with 133 member nations, the organisation is the largest international winter sports federation.
She was an Olympian (OLY) in Alpine Skiing, representing Great Britain at the Calgary 1988 Games before embarking on a career in sports administration, initially within the ski industry and media before working for the national and international governing bodies.
During her tenure as FIS Secretary General, Sarah was appointed as a member of a number of IOC Commissions, served as the Secretary General of the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federation, chaired the World Anti-Doping Agency Independent Observers at the Beijing 2008 Games, was a member in several IOC Commissions and was honoured with the Femmes en Or (Women of Gold) award in 2006.
The International Ski Federation grew in stature over the past 20 years significantly increasing its global footprint with the number of member nations increasing to 133 with an increased number of countries organising and participating in competitions. The number of events on the programme of the Olympic Winter Games increased from 33 at the Nagano 1998 edition to 55 at the upcoming Beijing 2022 Games, marking more than half the total number of competitions on the programme.
Other important accomplishments of the organisation include its financial stability, generating sufficient resources to enable financial support paid out to the member associations every year. Governance of FIS also evolved to include important youth and children's programmes since 2008, social responsibility activities, development of the sustainability policy and environmental projects signing up to the UN Sport for Climate Action, integrity and ethics, anti-doping, safeguarding and anti-corruption policies and controls.
She was a proud member of the GB delegation that secured the hosting rights in 2005 for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
In 2018 Sarah Lewis was awarded the Order of the British Empire in the Queens New Year Honours List for services to sport.