Susan Ahern

ISTI Working Group

Susan Ahern is a practising Barrister in Ireland and an international arbitrator, being a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a CAS Arbitrator. She is the Lead Drafter on the WADA ISTI Working Group, is a member of the IAAF Legal Commission and was formerly General Counsel of World Rugby.  Susan has over 20 years’ experience in sports administration including sitting on the Executive Committee of the Irish NOC and was a former president of Volleyball Ireland. She is currently a Director of Sports Dispute Solutions Ireland.

Session 10: International Standard for Testing and Investigations – main presenter

Session 14: Summary of Symposium Discussions – panelist

Osquel Barroso

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

At WADA since January 2007, first as Senior Manager Science, then Deputy Director Science from 2014-2018, and most recently as Senior Deputy Director for Laboratories and Scientific Research, his main responsibilities include the management of WADA laboratory accreditation and monitoring activities, the coordination of scientific expert working group, as well as the supervision of specific scientific research projects.

Osquel has a MSc in Chemistry (Moscow State University “M.V. Lomonosov”, Russia, 1992); MSc in Immunology (Imperial College, London, 1997, ICI Prize for Best Student of the Year) and a PhD in Immunology (Imperial College, London, 2003).

His scientific background comes from both academia and industry: Centre for Molecular Immunology, Havana, Cuba (Research Scientist, 1993-1996), Imperial College London (post-doc, 2002-2004) and GlaxoSmithKline (Senior Scientist / Principal Scientist, 2004-2006). Holder of the GSK Exceptional Science Award (2006).

Session 12: International Standard for Laboratories – co-presenter & panelist

René Bouchard

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

René Bouchard joined WADA as Advisor, Government Relations, in 2016.

However, for many years prior, René was engaged in external roles with WADA; such as being:  Canada’s representative on the Agency’s Executive Committee and Foundation Board; and, delegate of the Canadian Minister of Sport. He was also Chair of WADA’s Education Committee; WADA’s Independent Observer Mission for the London 2012 Olympic Games; and, more recently, the founding Chair of the Agency’s Compliance Review Committee (CRC).

Before joining WADA, René held various roles with the Canadian Government; including:  Director General of International Affairs with the Department of Canadian Heritage, which oversees Canadian Culture and Sports.  While, from 1995 to 2005, he was Director General of Copyright Policy and Legislation; and then, Director General of Broadcasting Policy and Legislation.  René began his career with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

René has a Bachelor’s degree in Economic Sciences from the University of Sherbrooke and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ottawa.

Session 9: Consequences Framework for UNESCO Convention – moderator & panelist

Thomas Capdevielle

Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU)

Deputy Head of Athletics Integrity Unit, Head of Testing and Compliance, Working in the fight against doping in different capacities for the past 14 years.

Session 10: International Standard for Testing and Investigations – panelist

Benjamin Cohen

International Testing Agency (ITA)

Born in 1983 in Lausanne (Switzerland), Benjamin has dedicated his entire professional career to sport.

Before being unanimously appointed as Director General of the International Testing Agency (ITA) by the Board of ITA in February 2018, Benjamin held the position of Director of the European Office & International Federation Relations at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Prior to joining WADA, Benjamin held various roles in the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), in the United Nations Office of Sport for Development and Peace in New York, the Council of Europe and within the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). He is regularly appointed as guest speaker and legal and governance expert in task forces and commissions at the United Nations, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, the IOC and International Federations. Benjamin teaches dispute resolution and international sport governance in various universities worldwide and is also President of the Legal Commission for the International League against Racism in Switzerland. Benjamin holds a Bachelor and a Masters of Law with a specialization in arbitration and sports law as well as a Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration & Technology.

Session 3: Looking back and moving forward together

Dan Cooper

Covington & Burling LLP

Daniel Cooper is a partner in the London office of Covington & Burling LLP, who advises clients on information technology regulatory issues, particularly data protection, e-commerce and data security matters. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, Oxford University and Princeton University, and has been focused on European data protection laws for the past 20 years of his law practice.  Mr. Cooper was involved in the drafting of the data protection standard that governs organized sport. He is qualified to practice in the United Kingdom, Ireland and a variety of U.S. jurisdictions.

Session 13: International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information – main presenter

Session 14: Summary of Symposium Discussions – panelist

Tony Cunningham

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Tony joined WADA in April 2013 where he serves as Senior Manager for Education. His primary responsibilities include the development and implementation of education programs with key stakeholders. He is also responsible for administering WADA’s Social Science Research Program and is currently coordinating the development of the International Standard for Education.

Before he joined WADA, Tony was Head of Performance Planning with the Irish Sports Council where he was responsible for Olympic sports. He also has a background in designing and delivering health intervention programs to initiate behavior change, particularly in young people relating to childhood obesity. He was Director of a national healthy eating program in Ireland from 2005 to 2008, with participation of every schoolchild in the country, it was the largest program of its kind in Europe at the time.

Session 7: International Standard for Education – moderator & panelist

Frédéric Donzé

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Effective 3 October 2016, Frédéric Donzé assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer.  He is located at WADA’s headquarters in Montreal, Canada.

Prior to this, Frédéric was Director of WADA’s European Regional Office and International Federations Relations – a role that he held since 2011 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

In 2002, Frédéric joined WADA as Media Relations and Communications Manager in Montreal; and, subsequently was promoted to Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications. In this capacity, Frédéric served as WADA’s primary media spokesperson from 2002 to 2011.

Before joining WADA, Frédéric was a journalist and an editor with various Swiss print media outlets; for which, he covered in particular matters related to the Olympic Movement and issues of a social/political nature related to sport.

Frédéric 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.

Session 8: International Standard for Code Compliance by signatories – moderator & panelist

Matt Fedoruk

United States Anti-Doping Agency

Session 3: Looking back and moving forward together

James Fitzgerald

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

James joined WADA in January 2018 as Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications.

Prior to that, he held similar positions at World Rugby in Dublin, Ireland, and the International Cricket Council in Dubai, UAE. He originally worked as a journalist for several years in his native Ireland, including as a sports correspondent for The Irish Times.

A graduate of Trinity College, Dublin, James also holds a masters degree in Applied Communications from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Session 14: Summary of Symposium Discussions – moderator

Sébastien Gillot

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Effective 13 August 2018, Sébastien Gillot assumed the role of Director, European Regional Office and International Federation Relations.

Before joining WADA, M. Gillot was Head of Communications for the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) from 2014–2018. Before the UCI, he held numerous communications and stakeholder engagement roles in the sports industry; most notably, from 2011–2014 as Director of Public Relations and Communications for the International Boxing Association (AIBA); in 2011 as Manager of Communications for the Annecy 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Bid Committee; in 2011 as Editor-in-Chief at the Global Sports Forum Barcelona 2011 with Havas Sports & Entertainment; from 2003–2011 as Lead Editor of FIFA.com with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); and, from 2001–2003 as Communications Coordinator for the Paris Saint-Germain Football Club.

Sébastien holds a Bachelor of Accounting from the ICS Bégué (Paris) and a Masters in Communications and Journalism from the Institut Supérieur des Médias de Paris.

Session 1: Welcome / Overview of symposium – moderator

Session 2: Keynote Address – moderator

Session 5: Athlete Charter – moderator

Session 15: Towards Katowice – main presenter

Andrea Gotzmann

National Anti Doping Agency

Since 2011, Dr Andrea Gotzmann acts as Chairperson of the Executive Board of NADA Germany.

Before, Andrea gathered experiences for more than 25 years in biochemical analysis at the WADA accredited laboratory in Cologne with specific expertise in quality management and international cooperation.

Among other positions, she is currently Board Member and Vice-Chair of the Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (INADO), Member of the Advisory Group on Science reporting to the Monitoring Group at the Council of Europe and member of the Anti-Doping Panel of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Since Jan 2018 she is member of the WADA Laboratory Expert Group and was one of two NADO representatives within the Working Group on WADA Governance Matters.

Andrea was an enthusiastic Basketball player, winning the German championship 11 times with her team and playing 103 matches with the German national team.

Session 12: International Standard for Laboratories – co-presenter & panelist

Kevin Haynes

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Kevin Haynes is the Deputy Director (Audits and Monitoring Program) within the Standards and Harmonization department at WADA. His responsibilities include monitoring code compliance of signatories, supporting signatories with their compliance activities and developing tools and standards to assist the anti-doping community with their responsibilities.

Previously, Kevin was the Anti-Doping Manager at the English Football Association between 2012 and 2015 and prior to that the Deputy Anti-Doping Manager at the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games responsible for implementing the anti-doping program at those Games.

Between 2001 and 2010 Kevin fulfilled a number of roles with UK Anti-Doping (and its predecessor UK Sport) culminating in the role of Head of Testing.

Kevin has a Bachelor of Science degree from Loughborough University in Physical Education, Sports Science and Geography.

Session 8: International Standard for Code Compliance by signatories – panelist

Session 10: International Standard for Testing and Investigations (ISTI)

Penny Heyns

International Swimming Federation (FINA)

Penny Heyns is a former swimmer from South Africa and a current member of WADA’s independent Compliance Review Committee.

As an international swimmer, Penny Heyns established herself as the world’s greatest female breaststroker of the 20th Century by becoming the only woman in Olympic history to win both the 100 and 200 meter breaststroke events in Atlanta 1996, bronze in Sydney 2000 and by breaking a total of 14 individual world records during her career.

Furthermore, she is still the only breaststroke swimmer, male or female, in the history of swimming to break long course world records in all three possible distances, namely the 50m, 100m and 200m and short course 50m and 100m thus simultaneously holding a total five of the possible six event world records.

Penny is the current Chair of the Athlete Committee of the International Swimming Federation (FINA).

Session 8: International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories

Frédérique Horwood

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Frédérique joined WADA as Manager, Data Protection and Information Security in August 2018.

Before joining WADA, Frédérique was an associate with Canadian law firm Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, as part of its leading Privacy and Data Management practice group.

Frédérique is multilingual and holds two law degrees from McGill University in Montreal (civil and common law) as well as a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Modern Languages from the University of Ottawa.

Session 13: International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information – panelist

Amanda Hudson

UKAD, WADA Education Committee member

Amanda Hudson, Head of Education at UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), is a passionate advocate for clean sport and the important role education can play as part of a balanced anti-doping programme. She leads the UKAD education strategy, making clean athletes her top priority and supporting UKAD’s aim to protect clean sport.

Involved in sport and education for over 30 years, Amanda’s focus has always been to harness the power of education. She delivers strategies which impact culture and change behaviour, through unifying stakeholders in a common aim.

Amanda has led many UK ‘firsts’ including publishing a Clean Sport curriculum, and a mandatory Major Games Education Policy and programme, developing a Clean Sport Accreditation programme for Universities, creating an Education Delivery Network which services UKAD’s 100% me programme, a values-based schools programme dedicated to developing good sporting ethics, and establishing the UK Clean Sport Forum.

Amanda’s international work includes representing the UK on the Advisory Group on Education which supports the Council of Europe’s Monitoring Group of the Anti-Doping Convention, and she is a recently appointed member of the WADA Education Committee. Her leadership and strategy have had an impact on over 500, 000 people involved in sport and have made significant contributions to global education best practice and standards.

Session 3: Looking back and moving forward together

Tony Jackson

Athletics Integrity Unit

Tony Jackson is the Case Manager of the Athletics Integrity Unit, the independent body established by the IAAF in 2017 for management of its integrity programs, including anti-doping.

He is responsible for a global caseload of integrity matters under the jurisdiction of the IAAF Integrity Code of Conduct, including the investigation, management and prosecution of violations of the IAAF Anti-Doping Rules, before the IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Session 6: International Standard for Results Management – panelist

Stuart Kemp

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Stuart Kemp is Deputy Director of Standards and Harmonization at the Word Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Stuart has contributed to several WADA projects and initiatives including the development of the Athlete Biological Passport Program (ABP), WADA’s out of competition testing program, Code compliance monitoring efforts, and the ongoing development of stakeholder resources such as technical documents and best practice guidelines.

Stuart was a member of the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code and International Standard for Testing and Investigations drafting teams, and is currently working alongside WADA’s IT team in order to advise on the development of the Next Gen ADAMS platform.  In addition to Anti-Doping experience, at the 2004 Athens Paralympic and 2004 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, Stuart managed WADA’s pre-Games testing at the 2008 Beijing and 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games and has been a member of WADA Independent Observer and advisory programs including the 2011 Doha Arab Games, 2012 London Olympic Games, 2013 Cali World Games, 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, 2015 Baku European Games, and the 2016 Rio Olympics.  Prior to joining WADA in 2006, Stuart worked with Canada’s national anti-doping agency; the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES).

Stuart holds an honors degree in Political Science and International Development Studies from Dalhousie University, and a Master’s degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa.

Session 10: International Standard for Testing and Investigations – panelist

James Kissick

WADA TUE Expert Group

Dr Jamie Kissick is a sport medicine physician from Ottawa, Canada. He holds the Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine from the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine, and is a former president of this organization.

He is the head team physician for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League, and is a member of the International Paralympic Committee Medical Committee, and the World Anti Doping Agency Therapeutic Use Exemption Expert Group. Dr Kissick was head team physician of the National Hockey League Ottawa Senators from 1992-2002, and the Canadian National Men’s Para ice Hockey Team from 2007-14.

Dr Kissick has been part of the health care team at the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Pan American Games, World University Games, and Canada Games. He was the Site Medical Officer for Ottawa for the FIFA U20 World Cup. With a special clinical interest in concussion, Dr Kissick has been an expert panelist at the Concussion in Sport Consensus Conferences in 2008, 2012 and 2016.

Session 11: Review of International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions – panelist

Adam Klevinas

Sport law Strategy Group

Adam Klevinas started his career in sport as a kayaker, competing at the national level as well as representing Canada internationally as part of the National Team. While completing his law degree, Adam worked as a consultant for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), before joining McCarthy Tétrault LLP in Montréal as an Associate in 2012. In 2014, Adam joined WADA as the Manager of Legal Affairs, where he was responsible for advising International Federations and National Anti-Doping Organizations with respect to legal matters relating to anti-doping. Adam was also highly involved in investigative matters at WADA, including the Russian doping scandal. While at WADA, Adam also worked as an adjudicator for sport organizations in non-doping related matters, such as selection and disciplinary cases. Adam recently joined the Sport Law and Strategy Group as an Associate, representing National Sport Organizations in carding and selection matters, and otherwise provides legal advice to sport organizations across the country on a variety of matters. Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Political Science from Concordia University, as well as a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Bachelor of Laws from McGill University. Adam is a member of the Barreau du Québec.

Session 11: Review of International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions – panelist

Aditya Kumar

Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU)

Aditya Kumar is the head of education and communication at the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU). The AIU is an independent body that manages all integrity-related matters for the sport of athletics, it was created as a part of the governance reforms of the IAAF in April 2017.  Mr Kumar is also a member of the WADA Education Committee. Prior to joining the AIU, he ran a successful pan-European mandatory anti-doping education programme for European Athletics, a continental association under the IAAF. Mr Kumar has over 15 years of experience of working in anti-doping, sports administration and media. He holds two masters’ degrees in Sports Management and Mass Communication.

Session 7: International Standard for Education – panelist

Florence Lefebvre-Rangeon

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Florence Lefebvre-Rangeon joined WADA in 2015 as Manager, Government and NADO Relations in the European Office in Lausanne.

Prior to joining WADA, Florence has been working as Policy Officer in the European Olympic Committees EU Office in Brussels and as head of cabinet for a Member of the European Parliament.

Florence holds a PhD in Law and has authored many articles in various legal publications, mainly on Sports Law and Public Law.

Florence has played football at national level and is now practicing football and triathlon at recreational level.

Session 13: International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information – panelist

Vincent Meriton

Republic of Seychelles

On 28th October 2016, Vincent Emmanuel Angelin Meriton was sworn in as
Vice-President of the Republic of Seychelles. He holds the portfolios of
Information, Blue Economy, Information Communications Technology (ICT),
Foreign Affairs, Industries and Entrepreneurship Development, Religious Affairs
and Civil Society, and Inner and Outer Islands.

He was born on 28th December 1960 in Seychelles. He is married and has three

He completed his primary and secondary education in Seychelles and furthered
his studies in Moscow where he graduated with a Masters Degree in Sociology
from Moscow State University in 1986.

He joined the world of work in 1978 as an Audit Assistant with the Department
of Audit. He then joined the Trade Union Movement, the National Workers
Union in 1981 and graduated to become its head; National Secretary in 1991
after his studies. He returned to the civil service in 1995 as Director General for

He became Member of the National Assembly from March 1998 to 2002 and
was promoted as Minister in 2004.

From 2004 to date he held different portfolios including Social Affairs,
Employment, Health and Social Services, Community Development, Youth,
Sports and Culture.

While serving as Minister for Sports he successfully organised the Youth Games
of the Indian Ocean held in Seychelles and in Comoros in 2008 and 2012,
respectively. He was also the organiser of the 2011 Indian Ocean Island Games
which took place in Seychelles. He is a promoter of Clean Sports.

Session 3: Looking back and moving forward together

Lars Mortsiefer

Council of Europe

Dr Lars Mortsiefer is Member of the Executive Board and Legal Director of NADA Germany since 2010. He is a lawyer and Member of the Working Group on Sports Law in Germany (German Bar Council).

He started working for NADA Germany in 2008 as Legal Adviser. In his PhD in 2010, he examined the relationship of Anti-Doping work and data protection. He currently acts as Data Protection Coordinator of NADA.

Since 2013, he is Head of Legal Expert Group of the Institute of National Anti Doping Organisatons (INADO) and member of various experts group of the Monitoring Group at the Council of Europe. In 2018, he became Head of the Advisory Group on Legal Issues (T-DO LI) of the Council of Europe.

Furthermore, he acts as lecturer at the Universities of Cologne and Gießen, Germany (Master of Sports Law) for Anti-Doping and institutions of sport.

Session 6: International Standard for Results Management (ISRM)

Olivier Niggli

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Effective 1 July 2016, Olivier Niggli assumed the role as WADA’s Director General.

He was previously Chief Operating Officer (COO) and General Counsel of WADA.

From 2011 to 2014, Olivier was a partner with the law firm Carrard & Associés in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he was active in sport, arbitration and commercial law. He possesses extensive experience in the fight against doping, including his time as WADA’s Legal Director and Chief Financial Officer from 2001-2011.

Olivier Niggli holds a Master of Laws (LLM) from the London School of Economics (LSE) and an MBA from McGill University, and is fluent in both English and French. With his background and experience, he brings expertise to WADA in the legal, financial and governance areas.

Session 2: Keynote Address – main presenter

Per Nylykke


Session 9: Consequences Framework for UNESCO Convention – panelist

Andy Parkinson

British Rowing

Andy Parkinson is the Chief Executive Officer of British Rowing, having joined the organisation in this role in January 2015. British Rowing is the home of the sport of rowing, responsible for participation in and the development of rowing in England and for the training and selection of individual rowers and crews representing Great Britain.

Prior to joining British Rowing, Andy was the first Chief Executive of the UK’s national anti-doping organisation, UK Anti-Doping, and was responsible for establishing UKAD as a leading organisation managing and promoting clean sport in the UK and internationally.

Previously, as Director of Drug-Free Sport at UK Sport, he took a lead role in planning and transitioning anti-doping responsibilities to UK Anti-Doping, while managing the UK’s national anti-doping programme and overseeing the 1 January 2009 implementation of major revisions to the World Anti-Doping Code.

Andy has worked in sport for more than 20 years, commencing his career as Manager Sport Services for Paralympics New Zealand after completing a Bachelor of Science in Sport (Science and Administration) degree at Nottingham Trent University in 1991. During this time he also held a number of positions in national and international sporting organisations, including President of New Zealand Wheelchair Rugby, and Medical and Scientific Director at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

Andy has represented the UK within the international community.  He was a member of the WADA’s International Standard for Testing Working Group and has played an active role in WADA’s Independent Observer Programme, attending the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games as a member, the 2009 Games of the Small States of Europe as Chair, the 2010 Tour de France as Co-Chair and the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games as Chair. Between 2012 and 2015 Andy was the Chair of the Ad hoc European Committee for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), responsible for forming and negotiating Europe’s political position on anti-doping with European Ministers of Sport and World Anti-Doping Agency.

Andy was recently the Chairman of the IPC’s Taskforce to determine whether the Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) has met the conditions for reinstatement following their suspension from the IPC before the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. He is also a Board member of the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation, an independent organisation responsible for managing cycling’s anti-doping programme on behalf of the Union Cycliste Internationale.

Session 3 – moderator

Raluca Petre-Sandor


Assistant Project Officer – UNESCO’s Fund for the Elimination of Doping in Sport

Session 9: Consequences Framework for UNESCO Convention – panelist

Natanya Potoi Ulia


Session 7: International Standard for Education – panelist

Olivier Rabin

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Dr. Rabin joined WADA as Science Director in 2002. Over the years, he has established an international reputation as an expert in pharmaceutical research and development. Prior to joining WADA, he worked more than seven years for IPSEN Pharma, in the United Kingdom and in France, in the fields of research and business development. In this capacity, he was responsible for international development of new medicines and led scientific and medical teams for in-depth assessment of projects.

Prior to his work at IPSEN, Dr. Rabin was a principal investigator of research in pharmacology and toxicology for government organizations, including having spent four years at the National Institutes of Health in the United States, where he was responsible for a cerebral ischemia program and development of pharmacological strategies for brain neuroprotection. He also worked at the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale in Paris, France.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Rabin has been instrumental in establishing partnerships with high profile public or private organizations; and therefore, it was fitting that, in 2016, International Partnerships be added to his WADA portfolio.

Dr. Rabin has a PhD in fundamental and applied toxicology and a degree in biomedical engineering. He speaks fluent French and English; and, is the author of numerous scientific publications.

Session 12: International Standard for Laboratories – moderator

Craig Reedie

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

On November 15, 2013, the final day of the Fourth World Conference on Doping in Sport in Johannesburg, South Africa, the Foundation Board elected Sir Craig Reedie as WADA’s third President, representing the sport movement. His three-year term began on January 1, 2014.

Sir Craig Reedie has enjoyed a Sports Administration career spanning five decades.

A former President of the Scottish Badminton Union and the International Badminton Federation, Sir Craig was responsible for the admission of his sport to the Olympic Programme in 1985. In 1992 he became Chairman of the British Olympic Association and led the organization through the Olympic Games of Atlanta, Sydney and Athens, and the Olympic Winter Games of Lillehammer, Nagano and Salt Lake City.

He was a leading member of the London 2012 Bid Team which won the right to host the Olympic Games in London and is a Non-Executive Director of the London Organising Committee. Furthermore, he became a Board member of the Olympic Lottery Distributor in 2006.

He became a member of the International Olympic Committee in 1994 and has served on many different IOC Commissions including the Evaluation Commissions of 2001 and 2009, the Co-ordination Commissions for the Games in Athens and Beijing, the Marketing Commission, the Programme Commission and the Ethics Commission. He was elected as a member of the IOC Executive Board in October 2009 and was a Vice President from July 2012 to August 2016. He was Chair of the IOC Evaluation Commission for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Sir Reedie has been involved with WADA since the beginning, having served as Chairman of the Finance and Administration Committee since the organization’s formation in 1999 and having been a member of both WADA’s Executive Committee and Foundation Boards.

Educated at Stirling High School and Glasgow University he has also held other sports appointments including membership and Deputy Chairmanship of UK Sport. For many years he was Senior Partner in the Glasgow Firm of Financial Advisers D.L.Bloomer and Partners.

Sir Reedie is married with two children and lives in Bridge of Weir, Scotland.

Session 2: Keynote Address – main presenter

Tim Ricketts

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Tim Ricketts joined the WADA team in July 2013 after leaving his post as Anti-Doping Manager for the International Federation of Rugby Union where he was based in Dublin, Ireland for ten years.

Tim began working in Anti-Doping in 1992 in Australia after completing an undergraduate degree in Sports Science and Sports Administration at the University of Canberra.  His first role was as a Doping Control Officer and Testing Coordinator with the Australian National Anti-Doping Agency.  Tim went on to be the Anti-Doping Manager for the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta, USA and again for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.  Tim has participated in five WADA Independent Observer missions having been a member of the IO teams for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, 2010 Tour de France, 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games Tim is a member of the drafting teams for the Code and the International Standard for Testing and Investigations and is involved in the ongoing development and operational delivery of WADA’s enhanced compliance monitoring program.

Session 4: Overview of the World Anti-Doping Code – Review Process – panelist

Session 10: International Standard for Testing and Investigations – moderator & panelist

Elizabeth Riley

International Paralympic Committee

Liz is the General Counsel for the International Paralympic Committee. Prior to that, she worked for ten years in the sports group at Bird & Bird. Liz is a co-author of the chapter on Selection Disputes in Sport: Law & Practice (Bloomsbury, 3d edn, 2014), and has also played representative rugby for England at international level.

Session 4: Overview of the World Anti-Doping Code – Review Process – panelist

Session 11: Review of International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions – main presenter

Session 14: Summary of Symposium Discussions – panelist

Ben Sandford

WADA Athlete Committee

Ben Sandford is a three time Olympian in Skeleton from New Zealand. He won a bronze medal at the 2012 World Championships and has multiple World Cup medals, he retired from Skeleton racing after the Sochi Olympics in 2014.

Ben has been a member of the WADA Athlete Committee for the last 6 years, was the Skeleton athlete representative at the FIBT (now IBSF) from 2006-2014, was the Vice President of Legal Affairs at the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) from 2014-2018, and is a member of the New Zealand Olympic Committee Athletes Committee and Integrity Committee. Ben has a law degree and arts degree from Victoria University in New Zealand and a Executive Masters in International Sports Law (LLM) from ISDE in Madrid, he works as a lawyer at Sandford & Partners in Rotorua, New Zealand.

Ben was a member of the IO team at the Asian Games in 2014 and 2018, has been a part of various outreach programs for WADA and the IBSF and is currently part of the Code Drafting Team.

Session 4: Overview of the World Anti-Doping Code – Review Process – panelist

Session 5: Athlete Charter – main presenter

Session 14: Summary of Symposium Discussions – panelist

Beckie Scott

WADA Athlete Committee

Beckie Scott is a 3-time Olympian, competing at the 1998, 2002 and 2006 Olympic games – winning gold in 2002 and silver in 2006.

An inducted member of the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame and the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame, Beckie is an Officer of the Order of Canada and holds an honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of Alberta.

She is the founder and CEO of Spirit North, a sport for development organization working to improve the lives of Indigenous children and youth, and Chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Athlete Committee.

Session 5: Athlete Charter – co-presenter

Julien Sieveking

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

On 1 July 2016, Julien Sieveking assumed the role of WADA’s Director, Legal Affairs.

Julien joined WADA Legal Department on 4 January 2005 as Manager, he was subsequently promoted to Senior Manager – effective 1 January 2010, and then to Chief Legal Manager effective 1 July 2012.

Before joining WADA, Julien Sieveking worked for seven years for the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) as Disciplinary Counsel. He has also worked in major sports or sports-related events.

The multilingual Swiss lawyer holds a law degree from the University of Lausanne; specializing in sports law, in particular in sports litigation. He also holds a Master’s degree in sports organizations management from the University Claude Bernard in Lyon and completed an executive program at McGill University. He is also a lecturer in several sports law master programs worldwide.

Session 4: Overview of the World Anti-Doping Code – Review Process – moderator & panelist

Session 6: International Standard for Results Management (ISRM) – moderator 

Emiliano Simonelli

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Effective July 2017, Emiliano Simonelli assumed the role as WADA’s Chief Compliance Manager.

From 2007 to 2017 he was Senior Manager, Code Compliance and subsequently Senior Manager, Code Compliance and Legal Affairs at WADA.

From 2003 to 2007, Emiliano Simonelli worked as a lawyer at the Council of Europe-European Court of Human Rights. He also possesses experience in working in private law firms, as a legal consultant for various entities such as UN agencies and embassies and as a university lecturer.

Emiliano Simonelli holds a law degree from the University of Rome in Italy and a Master degree from the University of Aix-Marseille III in France. He also studied at the University of Paris VIII in France and the University of Michigan in the USA.

Session 8: International Standard for Code Compliance by signatories – panelist

Sasha Sutherland

Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization

When it comes to the passionate advocacy for equity in sports, you’ll find no greater proponent than Sasha Sutherland, Executive Director of the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO). In her role she manages teams in the 17 Caribbean RADO member countries by ensuring that the rules, regulations, education and testing are maintained at international standards, which she anticipates will redound to the benefits of all athletes competing in sport. With a desire to increase the awareness of sport internationally, Sasha is a also a Part-Time Lecturer with The University of the West Indies Cave Hill’s Sport Science and Tourism Programmes. Sasha is a former triple-discipline athlete of Lawn Tennis, Football and Hockey and former national team manager for football in Barbados. She is a member of the Barbados Olympic Association’s Women and Sport Committee and brings her knowledge of being athlete, administrator and academic together to inform the world in any way she can.

Session 3: Looking back and moving forward together

Jonathan Taylor

Bird & Bird LLP

Jonathan Taylor QC is an English lawyer based in London who advises exclusively clients active in the sports sector. He appears regularly before different sports tribunals, including the CAS. He is also Chair of WADA’s independent Compliance Review Committee.    

Session 8: Standard international pour la conformité au Code des signataires – main presenter

Session 14: Summary of Symposium Discussions – panelist

Kadidiatou Tounkara Kanouté

WADA Athlete Committee

IOC ACP Steering Committee Member, WADA Athlete Committee Member, ANOCA Athlete’s Commission Member, MALI NOC Executive Board Member & Chair of Malian Athletes

Kady Kanouté Tounkara is a Malian and French citizen who participated in the Olympic Games Beijing 2008 as co-captain of the Mali women’s basketball team. She was a professional player for several years in Europe and a five-time French national champion and African champion before completing her Marketing and Management degree at Fordham University in New York.

Named in 2013 as President of Zone 2 on the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) Athletes’ Commission, Kanouté Tounkara volunteers to represent, empower and educate athletes. She is a lead trainer and a Steering Committee member of the IOC Athlete Career Programme (ACP) Outreach and has delivered workshops in over 35 different countries.

Kady Kanouté Tounkara is also an advocate for clean sport and a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athlete Committee member. She has taken part in different WADA outreach programmes and was a member of the WADA Independent Observers team at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.

Session 7: International Standard for Education – panelist

Dan-Thanh Tran

Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

Dan-Thanh Tran has been at the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) since 2002.  She has held positions in various departments within the organization, including over 10 years as the Testing Manager. In this role, she was responsible for implementing the International Standard for Testing (now the International Standard for Testing and Investigations) within the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. She is currently the Senior Manager of the CCES’ Ethical Sport Enterprises department, which provides national and international sport organizations with anti-doping services such as education, sample collection personnel training, doping control, consulting, and Code compliance review. 

Dan-Thanh was involved in anti-doping in several Major Games, including the 2004 Athens Olympics, the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics, and the 2016 Rio Olympics. 

In addition to her anti-doping work, Dan-Thanh is a devoted soccer and ski mom!  She is fluent in French and English.

Session 10: International Standard for Testing and Investigations – panelist

Cyril Troussard

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Cyril Troussard joined WADA Legal Affairs in September 2016 as Manager, and was subsequently promoted to Senior Manager, Legal Affairs – effective 20 July 2018. Prior to this role, he worked 11 years in Paris as the Head of the Legal Department at the French National Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD).

Prior to joining the AFLD, Cyril worked in the field of criminal law as a legal assistant for the Ministry of Justice, and for the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL).

Cyril Troussard has a pre-doctoral research degree in private law from the University of Burgundy, a master’s degree in criminal law from the University of Montpellier and a certificate of sports law from the University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Session 6: International Standard for Results Management (ISRM) – panelist

Peter Van Eenoo

DoCoLab – Ugent

Peter Van Eenoo is director of the Belgian WADA accredited Laboratory. He started working in the lab in 1996 as a scientist and obtained his PhD on the detection of doping agents. In 1998 he became deputy director and since 2010 he is director. He is a full professor at the Ghent University. He was WAADS President from 2014 to 2016. He is member of the WADA Lab Expert group and has been on various WADA working groups. He is co-author of over 150 scientific publications.

Session 12: International Standard for Laboratories – co-presenter & panelist

Bram van Houten

Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport

Bram van Houten (1979) has been working with the Sports Directorate since 2016 and is charged mainly with anti-doping policy. In this capacity, he was involved in the successful introduction of the first piece of sports legislation to Parliament in The Netherlands.

Mr Van Houten chairs the Working Group on Operational Guidelines and a Framework of Consequences for the UNESCO Convention against Doping in Sport.

He joined the Netherlands’ civil service in 2007, and gained experience in the Netherlands’ Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, before joining the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.

Mr Van Houten holds Masters degrees in Political Science and American Studies from Radboud University in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Session 9: Consequences Framework for UNESCO Convention – main presenter

Session 14: Summary of Symposium Discussions – panelist

Alan Vernec

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Dr Vernec brings to WADA a passion for sports and works to ensure that all athletes may engage in fair competition, for both their personal edification as well as for the values that bind us in the glory of sport.

Dr Vernec joined WADA in October 2009, as the Agency’s Medical Director. A graduate of the University of California, San Diego (Bioengineering) and McGill University, Montreal (Medicine), Dr Vernec has worked primarily in clinical sport medicine and has taught at both l’Université de Montréal and McGill University in Montreal (Canada). Dr. Vernec has extensive experience working in elite sports; as the head team physician for professional and national sport teams, including professional soccer, national Athletics and Judo teams and was team physician at numerous international competitions including three Olympic Games.

With an athlete-centered approach, he relishes the challenges involved in ensuring that that athletes needing medical treatments can be included in high level sport while maintaining the legitimacy of competition.

Session 11: Review of International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions – moderator & panelist

Ross Wenzel

Kellerhals Carrard

Ross Wenzel is a Partner of Kellerhals Carrard. His practice is exclusively dedicated to sports law, with a focus on doping and football-related disputes. He is one of the most active advocates before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) where he has successfully represented WADA, International Federations, National Anti-Doping Organisations and football clubs. In particular, he has acted as lead counsel in hundreds of doping-related disputes before CAS. He also advises a number of sports organisations with respect to their commercial programmes and governance issues.   

Session 6: International Standard for Results Management – main presenter

Session 14: Summary of Symposium Discussions – panelist

YaYa Yamamoto

Japan Anti-Doping Agency

Yaya is a senior manager for JADA’s Tokyo2020 legacy project team, PLAY TRUE 2020, Sport for Tomorrow, Education and IR Dept. After working for Standard & Harmonisation, WADA, Yaya developed values-based and anti-doping rules programme in Japan, and now shared with the stakeholders as “Real Champion Education Package”. She completed her Ph.D. at Loughborough University and has some teaching experience as a qualified teacher. Yaya is currently a member of WADA Education Committee and Working Group for International Standard for Education. She was part of the winning team of British University championships in basketball. 

Session 7: International Standard for Education – panelist

Richard Young

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Rich Young is a partner in the Colorado Springs office of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner specializing in US and International sport regulation and disputes. Rich has been involved in Anti-Doping matters since the early 1990’s serving as a CAS Arbitrator, an Arbitrator on International Federation Hearing Panels, and as an advocate and advisor to National Anti-Doping Organizations, International Federations, for other Sport Organizations and WADA. He was the lead draftsman on the Project Team for the original World Anti-Doping Code and has played the same role with all of the subsequent Code amendments. He was also involved in drafting the original International Standard for Laboratories and subsequent amendments. 

Session 4: Overview of the World Anti-Doping Code – Review Process – main presenter

Session 5: Athlete Charter – panelist

Session 12: International Standard for Laboratories – co-presenter & panelist

Session 14: Summary of Symposium Discussions – panelist

Gunter Younger

World Anti-Doping Agency

Effective 3 October, Günter Younger assumed the role of Director of Intelligence and Investigations for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Mr. Younger was previously Head of the Cybercrime Division at the Bavarian Landeskriminalamt (BLKA) in Germany, which he created as the central point of contact for police, State departments and private companies in all cybercrime matters of Bavaria. While fulfilling this role, in 2015, Günter was seconded to WADA’s three-person Independent Commission that investigated and exposed widespread doping in Russian athletics.

After graduating from Police Training School in Dachau and Kӧnigsbrunn in 1988, Mr. Younger joined the BLKA as an investigator. Over the years, Günter held numerous increasingly senior positions with a particular focus on international investigations; specifically, combating drug trafficking and organised crime.

After completing postgraduate studies at the Police College of Public Administration in Fürstenfeldbruck and at the National Police Staff College in Münster, Mr. Younger served as Deputy Head of the Organised Crime Division of the BLKA. In 2006, he was deployed to Europol as an Analyst for Serious Organised Crime.

In 2008, Mr. Younger was seconded to Interpol´s drug unit in Lyon/France where he was swiftly promoted to Team Leader/Coordinator. By the following year, he had assumed responsibility for the organization’s Drugs and Criminal Intelligence Unit (DCIU) and the newly created Anti-Doping section.
Upon completion of his term at Interpol, in 2011, Mr. Younger returned to Germany to lead Bavaria’s Counterfeit Currency Unit before joining BLKA.

Session 3: Looking back and moving forward together