Compliance Review Committee

In 2015, WADA established a Compliance Review Committee (CRC) to monitor Anti-Doping Organizations’ (ADOs) compliance with the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code (Code). This independent, non-political body provides advice, guidance and recommendations to WADA’s Executive Committee on compliance matters. The Committee is composed of compliance specialists from non-sporting industries, as well as representatives of athletes, governments and sport.

Initially an Expert Group, the CRC was made a WADA Standing Committee by WADA’s Foundation Board on 20 November 2016 to further recognize the importance of its role. Following the Governance reforms, the CRC will become a Special Committee within WADA’s governance structure.

Compliance Review Committee Terms of Reference.

WADA Contact: Compliance Team - Code Compliance

Below is the current list of CRC members:

Mr. Henry GOURDJI (Interim Chair 2022)


Ms. Melissa HAGUE (Interim Independent Member)

Ms. Penny HEYNS
South Africa

  • Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist in Swimming (1996)
  • Three-time Olympian
  • Former World Record Holder in Swimming (breaststroke)

Ms. Barbara LEISHMAN (interim Vice Chair 2022)

Mr. Michael PETROU