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Tackling Doping in Sport 2012 Speaker Profiles below. Please be aware not all confirmed speakers are listed on this page and for a comprehensive list, please see the Programme page.

Andy Parkinson - Chief Executive, UK Anti-Doping

Andy Parkinson is the first Chief Executive of UK Anti-Doping and was appointed to the position in August 2009. Andy has been involved in sport for many years. He headed up the anti-doping operation at UK Sport as Director of Drug-Free Sport and prior to this held the position of Head of Operations.  Before joining UK Sport in 2006, Andy was Medical and Scientific Director at the International Paralympic Committee.

Frédéric Donzé - Director of the European Regional Office, WADA

Frédéric Donzé became the Director of WADA’s European Regional Office and International Federations Relations on February 1, 2011. He is based in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Prior to assuming this role, Frédéric Donzé was an integral part of the WADA Team at the Headquarters in Montreal, starting in September 2002. He initially joined WADA as Manager and was subsequently promoted to Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications. As one of the Agency’s longest serving employees, he was involved in the majority of the Agency’s programs. He served as the Agency’s primary spokesperson and produced, or contributed to, most of WADA’s public content.
Before joining WADA, Frédéric Donzé worked as a journalist and editor for various Swiss print media outlets. The last position he held as a journalist was as Sports Editor of Le Temps newspaper in Geneva, where he covered matters related to the Olympic Movement, as well as social and political issues related to sport.
Frédéric Donzé holds an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Lausanne and a graduate degree in public relations management from McGill University in Montreal. 

Prof. Richard McLaren - CAS Arbitrator

Professor McLaren joined the Faculty of Law in 1972 and was Associate Dean from 1979-82. His principle teaching research interests are in the areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Contracts, Debtor-Creditor Rights, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, and Commercial and Business Law. Major publications: Falconbridge on the Law of Mortgages (4th ed.); Commercial Arbitration Law; Secured Transactions in Personal Property in Canada (2nd ed.); Canadian Commercial Reorganizations: Avoiding Bankruptcy; The Annotated Personal Property Security Act 1997; and Innovative Dispute Resolution: The Alternative! He is the Editor, Personal Property Security Act Cases (P.P.S.A.C.),. Canadian Co-Reporter and special consultant to American Law Institute’s project on Transnational Insolvency in the three NAFTA countries. He is one of three Canadian academics who are members of the Insolvency Institute of Canada and is the only one who is a member of the American Academy of Commercial Finance Lawyers. Professor McLaren has practical experience as a commercial lawyer, a labour and commercial arbitrator, and mediator.

Appointments include: Higher Board of the Euro-Arab Arbitration System; International Court of Arbitration for Sport for whom he was an on-site arbitrator at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Japan; the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympics in Sydney and Athens respectively; and the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Professor McLaren has recently been appointed as an on-site arbitrator for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.

Jeffrey Benz - CAS Arbitrator

Jeffrey G. Benz – Benz ADR/Agency for Dispute Resolution

Jeffrey Benz runs his own law practice focused on entertainment, sports, and technology law.  In addition, he serves as an arbitrator and mediator in commercial transactions and disputes affecting the business of technology, sports, entertainment, live events, and growing businesses.  He is one of the most active Olympic sports arbitrators in the US, and has chaired or been a panel member in several important cases.  

He is currently a member of the panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the LPGA, the Arbitration Association of the Republic of China, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the United States Council for International Business/ICC, the London Court of International Arbitration, and the Beijing Arbitration Commission.  He previously served as general counsel, managing director of legal and government affairs, and secretary for the United States Olympic Committee.  

In 1998 and 1999, Jeffrey served as a member of the USOC’s Special Bid Oversight Commission, which investigated allegations of impropriety surrounding the bid process for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. He has served as a legal commentator for, and is a member of the state bars of California,  Colorado, and Hawaii.  He formerly practiced with the international law firm Coudert Brothers, and holds a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was the editor of The Review of Litigation.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, and his MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Mike Morgan - Senior Associate, Squire Sanders

Mike Morgan is a lawyer in the Sports Law Group at Squire Sanders. He advises on contentious and regulatory sports law issues. In particular, Mike has advised extensively on anti-doping investigations and anti-doping disciplinary proceedings.

He acted on behalf of National Olympic Committees at two of the last three Olympic Games and has represented other sports bodies, clubs and high profile athletes in proceedings before the High Court, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and the FIFA DRC.

Dr. Richard Budgett - London 2012

Dr Richard Budgett is Chief Medical Officer for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  He was Director of Medical Services for the British Olympic Association from 1994 to 2007 and has been Chief Medical Officer with Team GB at six summer and winter Olympic Games and then a member of the IOC Medical Commission in Beijing in 2008 . 

He was team doctor to the Great Britain men’s rowing team from 2005 to 2008 and was Governing Body Medical Officer and team doctor for the Great Britain Bobsleigh Association from 1990 to 2007 attending the Olympic Winter Games in Albertville in 1992 and Lillehammer in 1994. 

He has been working as a Medical Officer at the Olympic Medical Institute (previously British Olympic Medical Centre) since 1989, after a completing a Diploma in Sports Medicine at the London Hospital.  In 2003 he was appointed lead physician for the South East region of the English Institute of Sport (EIS) based at Bisham Abbey.  Since 1987 he has conducted research into the problem of Fatigue and Underperformance and has published widely on the subject of Overtraining, which is now called Unexplained Underperformance Syndrome (UUPS).  He was appointed Chairman of BASEM in 2008 and was elected to the council of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise medicine in 2007.  He is also Chairman of the Amateur Rowing Association Medical Committee and won an Olympic Gold Medal in the Coxed Four in Los Angeles in 1984.  In 2005 he was appointed to the World Anti Doping Agency list committee. 

He divides his time between 76 Harley Street, the Olympic Medical Institute in Harrow, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) in Canary Wharf and the EIS at Bisham Abbey, organising and providing care for Olympic athletes throughout the Olympic cycle and preparing for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.

John Ruger - Athlete Ombudsman, USOC

John Ruger was appointed as the United States Olympic Committee Athlete Ombudsman in March 1999.  Ruger's responsibilities include providing independent advice to athletes on all issues relating to their rights to compete, facilitating communications and assisting in mediation of disputes between athletes and Olympic family organizations, and assisting in the development and implementation of policies to secure and support the rights of elite athletes.

Ruger previously worked for the U.S. Olympic Committee as Manager of the Southeastern Operations for the Hometown '96 program. In this one-year, Atlanta-based assignment, Ruger helped develop and implement the USOC's $4.25 million grant program to maximize the U.S. team's home-field advantage at the 1996 Olympic Games.

Ruger's career also includes serving as President of his own sports marketing and management company in Boulder, Colorado, and as Vice President of Operations in Boulder for the Colorado Sports Council, the local organizing committee for the 1995 U.S. Olympic Festival.

Competitively, Ruger was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Winter Games Team in biathlon.  He competed on three World Championships teams and coached the U.S. biathlon team from 1987 to 1989.

Ruger earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.  Ruger and his wife, Rita, are the parents of two daughters.

Adam Pengilly, British Skeleton Athlete and Olympian

Adam Pengilly was elected by the Vancouver Olympians onto the International Olympic Committee's Athletes' Commission and then became an IOC Member, in February 2010.

Still an active athlete, Adam has been on Britain's Olympic Winter team on three occasions: initially as a coach for Bobsleigh, and then twice competing in the sport of Skeleton. He won the bronze medal at the European Championships in 2008, and was silver medallist at the World Championships in 2009.

Adam is a non-executive director of the London 2012 Organising Committee and British Olympic Association, is also on the Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency, and was formerly a director and then Vice Chair of the British Athletes’ Commission, serving from 2005-2011. He has been representing athletes and their interests since 2003.

Andreas Holzer - Head of Organised Crime Department

Andreas has 19 years of professional experience, which began in basic training for Federal Gendarmery Force. Andreas has worked within a variety of roles these being: Training commanding officers at the Austrian National Gendarmery School; as a Supervisory Inspector within the Fugitive Unit for the Criminal Intelligence Service; Project official adviser for the International Anti-Corruption Academy and then as the Deputy Head of Drugs unit within Criminal Intelligence. Andreas is now the Head of Special Commission “Doping” and is also the Head of the Organised Crime Department for the Criminal Intelligence Service in Austria Andreas attended the University of Vienna – Institute for Political Science where he attained a Master in Political Science, Andreas is presently attending the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt where he is working on attaining a master within Strategic Security Management. Other key qualifications that Andreas has gained are his experience in international cooperation; Degree dissertation in “International Police Cooperation in Combating Terrorism and Organized Crime”; he has extensive experience in combating “Doping” cases in an international dimension; and has also had experience as a lecturer and trainer in various fields (e.g. University of Vienna – Corruption seminar) Mr Holzer is a member of a number of professional bodies these included: HDG Group (Horizontal Group for Drugs – EU); Precursor Working Group (EU); Member of the Governing Body of the Doping Control Commission (DKK) Austria

Anna Baoutina - Senior Research Scientist, National Measurement Institute, Sydney, Australia

Anna Baoutina received her PhD from Moscow Lomonosov State University, Russia in biological sciences. She has fourteen years of postdoctoral experience in medical research, mainly in the causes of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis and was a recipient of a National Heart Foundation of Australia post-doctoral fellowship.

Anna joined the National Measurement Institute of Australia in 2005 and since then has been involved in developing, coordinating and managing the NMI’s program on developing methodology for gene doping detection. Anna and her colleagues published two major reviews on the potential use of gene transfer in athletic performance enhancement and the development of strategies for detection of gene doping, and received invitations to present lectures on this topic at several international and national meetings. On the invitation from the International Olympic Committee, Anna contributed a chapter on gene doping in the recently published volume “Genetic and Molecular Aspects of Sport Performance”, of The Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine. NMI team’s research on gene doping detection has been supported through competitive funding from the Australian Government Sports Anti-Doping Program and WADA.

NMI is a leader in measurement science and is developing measurement infrastructure, expertise and standards for biotechnology in Australia. NMI is a world leader in the measurement science of digital PCR, a leading edge technology for absolute ‘measurement’ of genetic material and Anna and her colleagues are using this expertise in the development and characterisation of DNA reference materials. Availability of these materials will enable scientists in different areas (e.g. diagnostics, sports drug testing and biotechnology) to validate their methods, ensure inter-laboratory comparability, and trace their results to the SI system

Ian Smith - Legal Director, Professional Cricketers’ Association

Ian Smith is Legal Director of the Professional Cricketers' Association. He is an acknowledged expert in sports governance and the relationship between athletes, their employers and their sports' governing bodies. He negotiated and co-drafted the standard player contract for first class county professional cricketers and is involved in the negotiation of player terms for the ICC Cricket World Cup and other international tournaments. He has advised and represented athletes before disciplinary and anti-doping panels for many years. He designed and implemented the first anti-doping and anti-corruption education programmes for all first class professional cricketers in England and Wales and sits on the UK Anti-Doping Athletes' Committee. He is an advisor to a number of organisations on governance, anti-doping and anti-corruption policy, including FICA, PPF, the LMA and EU Athletes

Prof. Mario Thevis - German Sport University Cologne

Mario Thevis graduated in organic chemistry as well as sports sciences in 1998. He earned his PhD in Biochemistry in 2001 and did post-doctoral research at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in the group of Joseph A. Loo in 2002. After being a senior researcher from 2003 to 2005 he was appointed as Professor for Preventive Doping Research at the German Sport University Cologne in 2006 and further qualified as Forensic Chemist in 2009. Further, he has been assigned Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley Journal Drug Testing & Analysis since 2008. Mario Thevis worked in the doping control laboratories in Athens, Torino, Beijing, and Vancouver during the Olympic Games in 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010 as Overall Certifying Scientist and received the Manfred-Donike Award for excellence in anti-doping research in 2001 and the Beynon Price  in 2010.

Graham Arthur - Director of Legal, UK Anti-Doping

As Director of Legal, Graham is responsible for managing both analytical and non-analytical results, consistent with the World Anti-Doping Code and UK Anti-Doping Rules.

Graham brings a wealth of experience in anti-doping and has acted as Counsel to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for the past five years.  In addition he has worked with law enforcement agencies on intellectual property enforcement matters.

Jim Sturman QC

Enormous experience of sports disciplinary (including doping) and contractual dispute cases before the FA, FAPL, Football League, UEFA, FIFA, FIA and CAS. Has a busy criminal defence practice, specialising in fraud and corruption as well as in other serious crime. He has advised clients in many multi jurisdictional criminal investigations into corruption and fraud in England and Wales, but also across Europe, the Far East and the Caribbean. Sporting clients include Chelsea FC, Newcastle United FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Millwall FC, Brighton and Hove Albion FC, Charlton FC, West Ham United, Wigan FC, CSKA Moscow, Ocean City FC (US PDL), AFC Wimbledon and a large number of individual players and management including (amongst others) Jimmy Hasselbaink, Carlo Cudicini, Graeme Le Saux, John Terry, Marcel Desailly, Frank LeBouef, Petr Cech, Jose Mourinho, Kieron Dyer, Michael Dawson, Robbie Keane, Rajkovic, Mauricio Tarricco, Steve Evans, Emre, Paddy Kenny, Gus Poyet and Duncan Ferguson. Acted for the FA in the charges against Roy Keane arising out of that player’s autobiography, also against Arsenal FC and the individual players from Arsenal and Manchester United charged with misconduct as a result of events arising at the end of a Manchester United v Arsenal match. Has advised and acted for clubs charged with failing to control their fans in proceedings before both FA and UEFA disciplinary bodies. Acted for Wigan in the “Webster” case on the interpretation of Article 17 FIFA Statutes. Acted for Dan Gosling in his application to be released on a “free transfer” from Everton. Acted for Chelsea FC in the “Ashley Cole tapping up” case. Acted for Chelsea FC, Jose Mourinho, Steve Clarke, Marcel Desailly and CSKA Moscow before UEFA in relation to disciplinary offences and for CSKA Moscow in a protest lodged against CSKA by Parma after the UEFA Cup semi final. Acted for the defence in the “horse race fixing” trial at the Central Criminal Court. As well as experience in football Jim has acted in disciplinary cases spanning a range of other sports, including motor racing, cricket and horse racing. Advised in numerous doping cases including taking an appeal (successfully) to CAS in a case where a TUE had been refused. Has acted on behalf of several Premiership footballers and Clubs in relation to libel allegations against newspapers.

Prof. Antonio Rigozzi - Partner, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler

Antonio Rigozzi is the partner in charge of the sports arbitration practice at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler. He has extensive arbitration, litigation and dispute resolution experience across all the main areas of sports law, including anti-doping contract, disciplinary, labour, image rights, regulatory, and sponsorship disputes in a wide range of sports, from football to Formula One, sailing, athletics, ice hockey, swimming and cycling.

Antonio regularly represents and advises athletes, teams and sports governing bodies before the CAS and the Swiss courts, including the Swiss Supreme Court. Antonio also serves as an arbitrator or mediator in sports-related disputes outside the CAS, is the chairman of the Arbitral Tribunal of Swiss Athletics and a member of FIA's International Court of Appeal (ICA) for cases relating to Formula One.

In addition to his work as a practitioner, Antonio is the head of the "Sports Law Scientific Committee" of the Swiss Bar Association and a professor of law at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, where he teaches international arbitration law and sports law. He regularly lectures for several LLM programmes in Switzerland and abroad, including the FIFA Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport, of which he is the scientific director for the legal module. He is also the author of one of the main reference works on sports arbitration, and regularly publishes in various law journals, including the yearly digest of sports arbitration law in the Paris Journal of International Arbitration.

Peter Limbert - Senior Associate, Squire Sanders

Peter Limbert is a senior associate in the litigation practice group.  He has a wealth of experience in advising clients in various industries – particularly in sport – on a broad range of regulatory and contentious issues, including in relation to commercial litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

Peter has acted on some of the most high profile disputes in sport over the last few years, including Heart of Midlothian v Webster & Ors, Chelsea FC v Adrian Mutu, RC Lens v Chelsea FC and Gaël Kakuta, Fenerbahçe v Stephen Appiah and FIFA v Dr Amos Adamu.  He has represented clients in the sports industry in a variety of different arenas, including before the High Court, the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber, the FIFA Ethics Committee and Arbitral proceedings under Rule K of The Football Association; and has advised football clubs in The Premier League in relation to a wide range of regulatory issues. 

Peter also has particular experience in a broad range of commercial litigation and has advised high profile clients in the media and advertising industries.

Peter is listed in the Sports Law section of the Chambers & Partners directory as “an associate to watch” and a “rising star”. 

Dr Fatima K. AlMalki - Executive Director, Qatar Anti-Doping Commission

Dr Fatima K. Al Malki is the first Executive Director of the Qatar Anti-Doping Commission (QADC) which was established on March 2007 to carry out the anti-doping function on behalf of Qatar Olympic Committee, with the objective of acting as the independent Anti-Doping Organisation for Qatar.

She was appointed to the position on April 2007, and prior to this she held the position of Assistance Head of the Doping Control Program during the Doha Asian Games 2006.  In her five years at the QADC she has also served as a Supervisor, Manager, and Coordinator during the most of the major events organized and hosted by Qatar for example but not limited to IAAF, FIVB, IHF, FIE, ISSA, FIA, FINA, FIG, AFC Cup, and Arabi Games 2011. Dr Al Malki is a member of the following committees; National Sports Medicine Steering Committee, Qatar Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee, Qatar Sport Medicine Committee, International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport, and Dance, as well as she is  appointed WADA Education Committee member for the period of January 2012 to December 2014.

Dr. Munish Chander - Convener Medical & Anti-Doping Commission, National Olympic Committee of India

Dr. Munish Chander is the Convener of Medical & Anti-Doping Commission of National Olympic Committee of India. He is credited with 17 years of anti-doping services with sports organizations.

Prior to assuming this role, Dr. Chander was Dy. Director General and headed the Anti-Doping Department in the Commonwealth Games 2010. He initially joined as Director (Anti-Doping) and implemented first ever anti-doping programme in the III Commonwealth Youth Games 2008, and was subsequently promoted to Dy. Director General (Anti-Doping).

Dr. Munish Chander also served as Coordinator (Anti-Doping) in the West Asian Games 2005 and 15th Asian Games Doha 2006. During his tenure with Sports Authority of India from 1994-2005, Dr. Chander implemented anti-doping programmes in various national and international events. 
Dr. Chander holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Sports Science along with additional qualifications in law and sports management.

Lone Hansen - CEO, Anti-Doping Denmark

I have a master degree in sports science with a PhD in how elite sport effects growth and maturation. I have worked with research in performance enhancement (sports physiology) at the university for a period of 10 years after my PhD.

I then took a period of almost 5 years working at Team Danmark (The Danish elitesport organisation) with development of the expert support to elite athletes (sports physiology, nutrition and supplements, physical training etc.).

In August 2011, director at Anti Doping Denmark. Anti Doping Denmark is working with anti doping in both elite sport and in recreational sport. The challenge is to keep the right focus at the right time. 



I have supplemented my education with a degree in business administration

I am a former elite athlete and national head coach in karate

David Herbert - Anti-Doping Manager, UK Athletics

David Herbert has been overseeing the anti-doping programme at UKA since 2002. UKA has one of the best-supported and most proactive anti-doping departments amongst governing bodies in the UKA. In his role as Anti-Doping Manager David has had direct involvement in a number of high-profile cases, has overseen the organisation of the Doping Control of World and European Championships in the UK and has been involved in the development of a comprehensive domestic anti-doping education strategy for athletics. 

David has an on-going interest in languages, gaining a BA Hons. Degree in French Studies from the University of Portsmouth and is also studying German to a functional level.

David also works as Doping Control Officer and Lead Doping Control Officer for UK Anti-Doping and is very excited at the prospect of working at London 2012, having been selected as a Doping Control Station Manager for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Prof. David Cowan - Director, Kings College Drug Control Centre

Professor David Cowan BPharm, PhD, FRPharmS, co-founded the Drug Control Centre in 1978, and became its Director in 1990.

He has published extensively in the field of pharmaceutical analysis especially as it relates to detecting drug administration in sport and was awarded a personal chair in pharmaceutical toxicology in 1996. He became head of the Department of Forensic Science and Drug Monitoring at King's College London in 2002.

He has served on a number of national and international committees including the Council of Europe Working Party investigating Drug Abuse in Sport that led to the first World Anti-Doping Convention; the Laboratory Representative on the International Olympic Committee’s Medical Commission, and the World Anti-doping Agency’s Laboratory Accreditation sub-committee. He is a Member of the Crippen Club for Distinguished Toxicologists.

In 1998 he was awarded the IOC Trophy for Sport Ethics by the British Olympic Association. He was a founding member of the World Association of Anti-Doping Scientists and became its first President serving on its executive board between 2001 and 2004.

He was a Visiting Laboratory Director at the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games, where the first NESP positive was discovered. He was also a member of the IOC Medical Commission for the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 and the Turin Winter Olympic Games in 2006.

The Drug Control Centre undertook the sample analysis during the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games and Professor Cowan was Co-Director of the laboratory for the Malaysian Games in 1998.

Vanessa Webb - IPC Anti-Doping Manager, International Paralympic Committee

Vanessa Webb joined the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) as Anti-Doping Manager in May 2011. Prior to joining the IPC, she spent 9 years working at the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) in the anti-doping department. Three of those years were spent with the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) as a specialist in recruiting and training anti-doping volunteers for Games-time.

 Vanessa has a passion for Paralympic sport and lives in Bonn, Germany.

Richard Redman - Head of Case Management, UK Anti-Doping

Richard is Head of Case Management at UK Anti-Doping, and is responsible for the handling of both the analytical and non-analytical cases presented by UK Anti-Doping to various tribunals.

 Richard has worked in the legal sporting field for almost 10 years. He was previously the Director of Legal at the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, and before that a solicitor at Allens Arthur Robinson lawyers in Sydney, Australia. In this role, Richard acted as the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Oceania Registry) clerk, and dealt with doping, selection and other disciplinary matters. Richard is a graduate of The University of Sydney (LLB Hons) and The University of Melbourne (BSc Hons), and formerly worked for Justice David Kirby in the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

Jonathan Harris - Anti-Doping Medical Services Manager, London 2012

Jonathan leads the anti-doping delivery for the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. Jonathan has been working for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) since late 2007, developing the plans and recruiting and training over 1,000 team members that will collect 5,000 samples at the Olympic Games and 1,250 at the Paralympic Games.  Prior to joining LOCOG Jonathan was responsible for anti-doping at the International Tennis Federation which applied a comprehensive anti-doping programme at all events sanctioned by the ITF, ATP and WTA.

Doug MacQuarrie - Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

Doug is Chief Operating Officer at the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES).

He has enjoyed a broad range of roles with the CCES. In the fall of 2009, he was named Chief Operating Officer following two years in the role of Director of Ethics and Anti-Doping. Originally retained in early 2004 as the Director of Sport System Engagement, Doug led the CCES’s work with the True Sport Movement – Canada’s social movement for sport and community. During this time he also served as Executive Director of Canada’s True Sport Foundation.

Prior to joining the CCES, Doug was the Director, Health Promotion for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada where he oversaw the development of information, programs and services regarding the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease, including all standards and training materials for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in Canada.

During the late 1990s, as General Manager, Doug oversaw the initial development and implementation of the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Health Check program – an innovative on-pack Food Certification program.

Earlier in his career, Doug was involved in sport administration as the Technical Director for Ringette Canada (a Canadian sport governing body) - a role he occupied for six years. In this role he oversaw rules development and led the advancement of the training and development programs and materials for players, coaches, officials and volunteer sport administrators. Doug’s responsibilities also included complete oversight of the annual Canadian championships and the sport’s participation in Canada Games.

Doug has a Master of Education degree from the University of Ottawa and is certified by the Ontario College of Teachers. He has earned the CAE professional designation from the Canadian Society of Association Executives.

Adam Lewis - QC, Blackstone Chambers

Adam is recognised as one of the leading experts on sports law.  He regularly acts for national and international sports governing bodies, clubs, individual players, and commercial partners, across the full range of sports law work, from doping to anti-trust compliance. He co-edits the principal textbook, Lewis and Taylor, Sport: Law and Practice, 2nd edition Tottel 2008, a third edition of which is under preparation. Adam's full CV is available at

Tom Fordyce - BBC Interactive Sports Journalist

Tom Fordyce is the BBC's chief sports writer. He has covered Olympics, World Cups, World Championships, Wimbledons and Ashes series home and away. He is the author of a number of books on sport, including We Could Be Heroes, and has won Blogger of the Year at the Sports Journalism Awards. Previously chief features writer for Total Sport magazine, Tom runs for Belgrave Harriers and has completed an entire decathlon in one hour. It made him very ill indeed.

Nicola Newman - Director of Communications and Education, UKAD

Nicola is responsible for overseeing the management and development of UK Anti-Doping’s communications, education and information strategies.

Nicola has extensive experience in strategic communications and marketing, having worked at director level in the public and private education and IT sectors for more than 12 years.

Since joining UK Anti-Doping in early 2011, Nicola has instigated Win Clean, a UK campaign targeting international athletes preparing to compete at London 2012 and international athletes and players training or competing in the UK thereafter. She also chairs the London 2012 Anti-Doping Communications Group that coordinates PR and issues management across the DCMS, LOCOG, King’s College London and GlaxoSmithKline.

Nicole Sapstead - Director of Operations, UKAD

Nicole is responsible for the delivery of UK Anti-Doping’s testing programme, intelligence function and science and medicine portfolio.

Nicole has worked in anti-doping for 14 years, as Assistant to the Director and Legal Advisor at the Drug Control Centre at King’s College, and in various roles at UK Sport, where she progressed to Head of Operations before joining UK Anti-Doping in 2009.

Nicole has represented the UK at an international level as a member of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) International Observers programme at the Doha 2006 Asian Games and the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games. She was also a member of the WADA working group on the International Standard for Testing and the Quality Working Commission for the ANADO quality programme. Nicole is a current participant on UK Sport’s International Leadership Programme.


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