Rea Madella Ioannidou was born in Nicosia. She graduated from the National Academy of Physical Education of Greece. She is currently Headmaster of the Institute of Education of Cyprus that belong to the Ministry of Education and Culture. She taught at the Academy of Education of Cyprus, at the Higher Technological Institute and at the Educational Institute of Cyprus teaching teachers. She is also a writer and has published two books titled “ The child and the game” and Theatrical games in Gymnasium and Lyceum”. For many years she led a morning show on Radio Proto and had a daily column in the newspapers “Agonas” and “Philelephtheros”. She is Vice-president of the Nicosia Sailing Club. She is a member of the Board of the Sailing Federation and represents Cyprus at the International Sailing Federation Ι.S.A.F. as the only woman from Cyprus that was elected at a Board.