World Cat Congress

Delegates

Sandi Gemmell

Sandi Gemmell

Australian Cat fancy

Sandi Gemmell is currently the Vice-president of the Australian Cat Fancy (ACF)—a position she has held for a number of years—and Secretary of the ACF Judges’ Guild she is also a life member of ACF in which she hold many positions. She is also holds several positions within the Cat Association of the Northern Territory (CANT). Sandi became a licensed ACF Shorthair judge in 1982 and is now an International Allbreeds Judge. She has been breeding Russians under the Taendi" prefix since 1978

Robbie Walker

Robbie Walker

Australian Cat fancy

Robbie Walker is currently serving as Treasurer of the Australian Cat Fancy (ACF), and was elected to the position of International Liaison Officer for ACF in 2016 an organisation he has been involved with since 1997. He has held various positions within the cat fancy and affiliated clubs. Robbie is currently member of the management committee of the Feline Control Council of Queensland (FCCQ. He bred Scottish Folds and British Shorthairs under the prefix Duart.

Cheryl U’Ren

Cheryl U’Ren

Co-Ordinating Cat Council of Australia

Cheryl U’Ren is currently serving as the Vice-president of the World Cat Congress. She is also the President of the Co-Ordinating Cat Council of Australia (CCCA) where she has been active for many years. Cheryl is an all-breed CCCA judge and responsible for judge training in that body. She has been a member of the Feline Control Council of Victoria since its inception in 1962 and breeding Persians very successfully for many years under the Sublime prefix.

Rachel Anger

Rachel Anger

Cat Fanciers' Association

Rachel Anger is currently serving her eighth term as Secretary on the Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) Board of Directors. She is an all-breed judge in CFA and the past Chair of the CFA Judging Program. Rachel continues to participate on the faculty of the CFA Breed Awareness and Orientation Schools as an instructor. She currently breeds Persians and Sphynx at her Camberwell cattery. Rachel also owns and shows Papillion dogs.

Mark Hannon

Mark Hannon

Cat Fanciers' Association

Mark Hannon has been Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA) President since 2014. He was first elected to the CFA Board in 1982 and has served on the CFA Board for 20 years in various roles including: Regional Director, Director At Large, and Vice-President. Mark registered his Marcus cattery with CFA in 1973 and for most of those years bred and exhibited Persians and Exotics. He is currently working with Devon Rex.

Eric Reijers

Eric Reijers

Fédération Internationale Féline

Eric Reijers is currently serving as President of the World Cat Congress, where he also previously served as Vice-president. Eric is also currently the General Secretary of the Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFe) and is a former President of that body. He has been a FIFe International all-breed judge since 2009. Eric, who comes from the Netherlands, now lives in the Czech Republic and breeds Cornish Rex under the prefix of NL*Pendragon

Annette Sjödin

Annette Sjödin

Fédération Internationale Féline

Annette Sjödin is currently the President of the Fédération Internationale Féline (FIFe). She is also the President of Sweden’s FIFe member, Sveriges Kattklubbars Riksförbund (SVERAK), a position she has held for a number of years and President of the Swedish club, Västsvenska Kattklubben. Annette has also been active on a number of commissions within SVERAK. She is a FIFe International all-breed judge and has bred Persians, Exotics and Burmese.

John Hansson

John Hansson

Governing Council of the Cat Fancy

John Hansson is currently the Chairman of the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF). He is also Event Co-Ordinator for the GCCF Supreme Show, a member of GCCF Genetics Committee, Chair of the Breed Advisory Committee Review Group, President of the Rex Cat Club, RagaMuffin Cat Club, Progressive Ragdoll Cat Club and Vice-president of the Red Point and Tortie Point Siamese Cat Club. John breeds primarily Siamese, Oriental and Cornish Rex under the prefix Pannaduloa.

Betty Shingleton

Betty Shingleton

Governing Council of the Cat Fancy

Betty Shingleton is currently the Vice-President of the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF). She has served on various Club Committees over the years, including the GCCF Disciplinary Committee. Betty is a judge for all cats in GCCF’s sections 1 through 5. She applied for her prefix and in 1981. At the GCCF Supreme Show she achieved, Overall Supreme Grand Champion with her own-bred Premontre Tancred, a Blue Point Colourpoint.

Christine (Chris) Lowe

Christine (Chris) Lowe

New Zealand Cat Fancy

Chris Lowe is currently the Secretary of the New Zealand Cat Fancy (NZCF) where, in 2010, she received Life Membership in recognition of her service to the organisation, in particular for her current role. Since 1989 Chris has been a NZCF All-Breeds International Judge and All-Breeds Tutor Judge and is currently President of Patches & Pointed Inc. (an all-breeds club specialising in broken-coloured cats). She breeds Exotics and Persians—predominantly bi-colours.

Jan van Rooyen

Jan van Rooyen

Southern African Cat Council

Jan van Rooyen is currently the Treasurer of the Southern African Cat Council (SACC) and a Judges Council Delegate. He is also a former President of SACC, having held that post from 2009 – 2012. Jan started his judging course in 1995 and became an all-breeds judge in 2001. His involvement in the cat fancy started in 1989 when he started breeding and showing Burmese, which he continues today under the cattery name Zion.

Vickie Fisher

Vickie Fisher

The International Cat Association

Vickie Fisher served as President of The International Cat Association (TICA) from 2009 - 2014, TICA Treasurer from 2015 - 2017 and resumed the position of President in 2018. Prior to being elected to the presidency of TICA, Vickie was director of TICA’s Southwest Region. She is an Approved TICA All-Breed Judge and Ring Instructor and also Treasurer of the Enchanted Cat Club in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Vickie has bred and shown Maine Coon Cats for more than 20 years.

Fate Mays

Fate Mays

The International Cat Association

Fate Mays is a former President of The International Cat Association (TICA), a position he held from 2015 – 2017. He previously served as Regional Director for the South Central Region, the Chairperson for the Persian Breed Committee and a member of the Legal Advisory Committee. Fate is an Approved All-breed Judge and Ring and School Instructor since 1991. He has twice been honoured as TICA’s Judge of the Year. He has bred Persians and Abyssinians.

Anneliese Hackmann

Anneliese Hackmann

World Cat Federation

Anneliese Hackmann is currently President of the World Cat Federation (WCF), an organization she founded in 1988. She is also President of the German WCF member, Deutsche Edelkatze e.V. Anneliese is a WCF All-breed judge and for some time was one of the few breeders of the German Rex. She has written several books about cats, the most successful being Birmankatzen. Anneliese—as President of WCF—was one of the founder members of the World Cat Congress.