The New Zealand Schools’ Debating Council is pleased to announce that Ivan ah Sam will be the Chief Adjudicator of the Russell McVeagh International Tour in February 2011.
Ivan is an extremely experienced schools’ adjudicator in both Australia and abroad. He recently judged up to and including the semi-finals of WSDC in Qatar and has been a regular judge of schools debating in New South Wales. He was a Deputy Chief Adjudicator of the 2009 World Universities’ Debating Champs and has also been Chief Adjudicator at a number of other competitions.
Ivan has also had an exceptional university debating career, which has included winning the Australasian Intervarsity Debating Champs (where he was also named best speaker) and reaching the semi-finals of the World Universities’ Champs (where he was also a top 10 speaker).