Directors

Robin Niven

First elected 2021 — Current term ends 2025

Robin Niven from Scotland was elected to the World Curling Federation Board in September 2021 for a four year term.

Niven is a Rural Entrepreneur with business interests ranging from farming, renewables, hospitality, retail, and sports all hosted on the family farm unit.

He is the past Director and Chair of Royal Caledonian Curling Club, and more recently Chair of British Curling, the Great Britain Olympic and Paralympic Curling Programme.


Cathrine Lindahl

First elected 2016 — Current term ends 2024

Catherine Lindahl, two-time Olympic Winter Games gold medallist (2006 and 2010) from Sweden, was elected to the World Curling Federation Board in September 2016 for a four-year term.

Lindahl chairs the Finance Commission, which oversees the finances of the World Curling Federation and acts as an internal audit group.

Lindahl is the vice-chair and board liaison of the Athletes Commission, which ensures all competitions and rules are fit for purpose. Lindahl, has been a member of the commission since its inception in 2013.

In September 2020, Lindahl was re-elected for another four-year term.


Toyokazu Ogawa

First elected 2012 — Current term ends 2023

Toyokazu Ogawa, from Japan, was elected to the World Curling Federation Board in April 2012.

As part of the World Curling Federation Board restructure in 2014, Ogawa was elected as Director for an initial one-year term. Ogawa was re-elected to the position of Director, for a four-year term in 2015.

Ogawa is the chair and board liaison of the newly formed Technical Commission, which ensures outstanding ice conditions at all World Curling Federation events. The commission also assists Member Associations in improving existing, or building new, dedicated curling facilities.

In September 2019, Ogawa was re-elected, unopposed, to the role of Director for another four-year term.


Beau Welling

Elected 2018–2022

Beau Welling, from the United States of America, was elected to the World Curling Federation Board in September 2018 for an initial four-year term.

Welling was a Board Member of the United States Curling Association from 2007 until 2018.

In 2010, Welling was a founder of the Palmetto Curling Club in Greenville, United States.

Welling chairs the Strategic Review Group and is the board lead on the Federation’s Strategic Forward Plan.