New Federation of Touch Board announced

Nov. 6, 2021 @ 10:35 UTC

On a significant night for the Federation of International Touch, its international member base has today overwhelmingly elected a new board to take the game forward into the post-COVID era.

Apart from the new board, FIT’s members also voted for a new constitution for the association which will also now operate under a company structure. The election of the five directors followed the support for the governance change.

The new board members include Michael Abromowitz from Switzerland, England's Mark Croston, Topy Xu from China and Australians Aaron Jones and Peter Topp.

A long-term president of China Touch Association, Topy Xu, said he is delighted to be the second-ever member of the FIT Board from Asia after Alex Tsang from Hong Kong. Topy said, "I can't wait to get going, and I'm looking forward to working with my fellow board members.

"My top priority is to reach out to all NTOs, and I'm excited about giving back to the game."

Aaron Jones, who joined the FIT Board in 2015, is honoured to have won another term. "I'm humbled by the members that have elected me, and I look forward to representing all their interests and taking the sport forward into the future."

New Swiss-based director Michael Abromowitz said the election result also humbled him. "I'm excited that the membership has overwhelmingly voted for not only myself but also the other four candidates, who they deem to be suitable to carry the sport forward for the next few years and that the sport grows in the way all our members want."

Besides looking forward to the first meeting with his fellow directors, Michael Abromowitz said he would ensure that the new Board will look for ways to enhance its communication channels with all NTOs.

"Engaging with our members is a priority and Set of Six will continue to play a role in this. However, we will look at additional ways to implement more communication channels with our members."

Outgoing Secretary-General Bill Ker, who first joined the FIT Board in 1989, said, "I believe the members have made an excellent choice in selecting the five directors to take our sport forward.

"The skillsets of Topy, Michael, Mark, Aaron and Peter will carry on the hard work of the previous Board for the benefit of all our members."

Declaration of Result report provided by Vero Voting.