Jake Marsh

Jake is our Head of Integrity Operations at Perform having joined the company in January 2017. He is based in the UK and his team is responsible for overseeing the integrity of our betting data services and also leading projects for governing bodies, rights holders and other stakeholders focused on mitigating and investigating the threats from betting corruption and match-fixing.

Jake’s team manage the internal controls that ensure our fast data services are delivered with the utmost integrity and quality. Our external projects utilise the in-house capabilities of the Perform Integrity team including betting monitoring and analysis, intelligence and investigations, to provide support to sport governing bodies and rights holders in protecting their competitions. His team operates on a non-commercial basis providing integrity services to both contracted clients as well as pro bono support to the world of sport.

Chin Siong SEAH

Mr. Seah is the Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Pools (Private) Limited. Prior to this, Mr. Seah was Founding Chief Executive Officer of IDA International, a subsidiary of IDA (Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore). In this role, Mr. Seah has worked with government leaders across the globe in using infocomm for enabling and delivering public service.

Before IDA International, Mr. Seah was Managing Director of Accenture’s Public Service Operating Group for Asia-Pacific and the Country Managing Director of Accenture Singapore. He has advised and helped clients in different countries lead transformational change by leveraging on innovating and enabling technologies.

Mr. Seah is presently the President of Global Lottery Monitoring System and a member of the Executive Committee of Asia Pacific Lottery Association. He is also a member of the Responsible Gambling Forum in Singapore. He also serves as a member of the Finance IT Committee at Sentosa Development Corporation and Board IT Committee at Workforce Development Authority of Singapore. Mr. Seah is a Fellow at the Singapore Computer Society.

Mr. Seah had served on many boards/committees including Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, Singapore Discovery Centre, Institute of Systems Science and Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation.

Cassandra Fernandes

Cassandra Fernandes is the Senior Project Officer in charge of the Joint EU and Council of Europe project, Keep Crime out of Sport. The Project is the operational aspect of the promotion of the International convention on the manipulation of sports competitions, of the Council of Europe. Project KCOOS provides countries with practical and technical assistance for implementing measures to combat sports manipulations . Cassandra is a jurist, with Masters in European law and in Sports law and an LLB in Law and French from Cardiff University. Her professional career in sports law and consultancy includes law firms in Paris, Lisbon and the European Commission. She has advised football clubs and agents on transfers and contracts and represented players’ interests within the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber. In her spare time, she is a football player and a coach.

Anna Hellman

Anna Hellman has been an integral part of the international sports movement for much of her professional career. She served as COO for The World Sports Forum for four years, organizing the annual event in St Moritz, Lausanne and Doha/Qatar, and overseeing all areas of the process, including logistics, budgets, sponsorship, marketing, communications, program development and speaker acquisition.

From 2004-2012, Anna served as Executive Director for SportAccord Convention, the annual 6-day gathering involving all of the International Sports Federations, the IOC Executive Board, and up to 2 000 representatives from within global sport. The event is held in a different country each year and involves up to 2 years of planning for each edition.

In 2012, Anna joined Além International, an experienced marketing and event management agency specializing in sport and corporate events, with offices in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the US.

Since 2014 Anna has launched, managed, and now serves as Director for ThinkSport, founded by the City of Lausanne, Canton de Vaud, Swiss Confederation and the International Olympic Committee.

Her professional background, multi-experience leadership skills, entrepreneurial mentality, organizing ability and large network of colleagues throughout the sports industry and elsewhere have enabled her to create links between Sport, Academia, the Corporate and Public sectors, and International Organisations, helping them work together to make sport a catalyst for social, educational, economic and physical regeneration.

Andy Miah

Professor Andy Miah, PhD is Chair in Science Communication & Digital Media, in the School of Environment & Life Sciences, at the University of Salford, Manchester. He is also Global Director for the Centre for Policy and Emerging Technologies, Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, USA and Fellow at FACT, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, UK. Professor Miah’s research discusses the intersections of art, ethics, technology and culture and he has published broadly in areas of emerging technologies, particularly related to human enhancement. He has published over 100 academic articles in refereed journals and books, along with writing op eds for magazines and newspapers, such as the Washington Post and the Independent. He has also given over 150 major conference presentations and he is often invited to speak about philosophical and ethical issues concerning technology in society. Professor Miah regularly interviews for a range of major media companies, which have included BBC’s Newsnight and Start the Week with Andrew Marr, ABC’s’ The 7:30 Review and CBC’s The Hour. He is currently the research lead on Project Daedalus, a Nesta, ACE, and AHRC research fund for Digital R&D in the Arts, exploring the creative applications of drones. In 2016, he publishes the long-awaited book ‘eSport’ with The MIT Press, the first book to approach the growing mixed-reality future of sports, considering how digital technology is changing the athlete, spectator, and officials experience of sport. It tracks 15 years of media change at the Olympic Games, including the rise of social media. In this area, Professor Miah has advised various organizations, including the International Olympic Committee and the International Association of Athletic Federations.

Valerie Peano

Attorney-at-law with consolidated specialist competence in Italian and EU gambling law. Public and legal affairs counsel for SISAL s.p.a., a key lottery and betting company licensed by the Italian Gambling Authority.

European Lotteries Public affairs committee member on behalf of SISAL s.p.a. Member of the Experts group of the Italian Chamber of Deputies IV Permanent Commission (Finance) for gambling matters.

Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the European Association for the Studies of Gambling (EASG).

Pierre Cornu

Born in 1960 and master of law in 1983 (University of Neuchâtel / Switzerland), Pierre Cornu passed the bar exam two years later, after a time of practice in a law office. He then worked as an attorney, and became investigating judge in 1987. Elected as the general prosecutor of the canton of Neuchâtel in 1997, he presided over the Swiss Association of Prosecutors and also worked as an expert in Council of Europe projects, in particular about judges’ and prosecutors’ ethics and deontology. In 2011, Pierre joined UEFA as chief counsel, integrity and regulatory affairs. Within this frame, he managed UEFA’s disciplinary bodies and set up a network of integrity officers from the national associations and programs for fighting the manipulation of competitions. In August 2012, he returned to Neuchâtel to join the CIES, where he dealt in particular with governance and integrity issues. In 2015, he returned to the justice system and is now a judge at the Court of appeals, still in Neuchâtel.

Pierre has chaired the Swiss Football Association’s disciplinary and control committee from 1993 to 2009, and then the same association’s appeals body from 2009 to 2011. Since 1988, he chairs the appeals body of the Neuchâtel region’s football association. He also chaired the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) disciplinary committee from 2008 to 2011 and is a member of this committee again since 2013. Since 2016, he is the chairman of the CIES Board.

Pierre is married and the proud father of two daughters. He lives in Neuchâtel.

Paquerette Girard Zappelli

Within her role at the IOC this has included: promote Ethical Principles and compliance amongst the Olympic Movement through education, interpretation and advice regarding Ethical Principles related to ethics, good governance and integrity in sport. Ensure compliance: if any failure to comply with Ethical Principles is suspected, to perform the initial compliance analysis and, in serious cases where the suspicion appears founded, to refer the case to the IOC Ethics Commission. Update of the IOC Code of Ethics as well as all the Implementing provision.Advices and support for the Olympic Movement with regards to the respect of the Ethics principle and fight against attempt to sports’ integrity

In her Judicial career she was Judge at the Tribunal de grande instance (first instance court) of Privas (France) – 1983 – 1984; Judge delegated to the Ministry of Justice – Direction of the Civil Affairs – Deputy-Direction of the international law : 1985 – 1992;Judge at the Cour de Cassation (Supreme Court) 1992-2002.Responsibilities within the Judges’ Non-Governmental Organisations. President of the European Association of Judges (EAJ) in September 1994, mandate renewed in September 1996. President of the International Association of Judges (IAJ) from September 1998 to October 2000.

Paolo Bertaccini Bonoli

Paolo is a Social scientist with a degree in Contemporary History at the University of Pavia. Founder of the Research Center Territoria specialized in local development and PPP (Private Public Partnership) studies and projects, associated to Advanced Center ASAG of Catholic University in Milan.

Advisor and consultant to private companies and public institutions.

Senior partner of Transparency International Italy, he has specialized in sport integrity issues with special reference to anti-match-fixing policies. In this field he has published academic essays, developed a research on Italian Football Second League, conceived and implemented a Code of Conduct for Sports for the Municipality of Milan, led workshops in international conferences like IACC in Brasilia 2012, contributed to the UNODC Resource Guide for Investigations in match-fixing, coordinated in Italy the UE project “Stop Match-Fixing” in 2013, organized the 2014 Milan EU Seminar “Match-fixing: a key issue for sports integrity” under the Italian Presidency of the European Council.

He is currently managing the pan-European projects “Anti-match-Fixing Formula” (funded by DG HOME and coordinated by Italian Government Office for Sport) and “Anti Match-Fixing Top Training” (funded by EU Erasmus+ and coordinated by Transparency Portugal with Italian NOC as partner).

Madalina Diaconu

A barrister and an academic, Prof. Dr. Madalina Diaconu is specialized in European and International Economic Law, with an emphasis on Sports Law & Gambling law, after having worked for several international and Swiss organizations active in these areas.

Prof. Dr. Madalina Diaconu is a Managing Partner at the SPLC Law Office in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. In parallel to her activity at the bar, she is an Associate Professor at the University of Neuchâtel where she teaches courses in Economic Law and Sport and the Integrity of Sports Organizations.