WILLARD HARRIS has been appointed as chair of the FIH (International Hockey Federation) competitions committee for a two-year term, effective March 2019.
Harris has previously sat on several FIH committees. In 2010 he was appointed as chair of the FIH appointments committee, a position he held until March 2017. His most recent appointment was to the FIH officials committee from May 2017 to March 2019.
He is a widely-experienced technical official, who is currently a match manager for the first-edition of the FIH Hockey Pro-League which started in January 2019, and which will end with the semi-finals and finals in the Netherlands in June. He has also served as technical official for many world level events, including two Olympic Games, two men’s Hockey World Cups, one Indoor World Cup, one men's Under-21 World Cup, and as men’s technical delegate for the 2018 Commonwealth Games Hockey competition in Gold Coast, Australia.
In the region, he currently serves as chair of the Pan American Hockey Federation competitions committee and is the chair of the TT Hockey Board’s international relations committee. He is an FIH academy educator and facilitates training and mentor sessions for young officials in TT and the Pan-American region.
Harris is a certified accountant and insurer, and former managing director of COLFIRE. He has his own consultancy in finance and insurance, and is associated with projects in the environment and hospitality industries.
The FIH competitions committee controls, regulates and promotes all the technical aspects related to the organisation and running of world hockey events. This committee has oversight of the sport at the Olympic Games, other multi-sport events and World Cups, from the qualification procedures to technical guidelines and evaluation of these events.