REMINDER: WADA invites candidates to apply for 2022 Standing Committee member vacancies



Following our communication of 31 May 2021, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) wishes to remind the anti-doping community of the vacant seats on WADA’s 2022 Standing Committees. We invite interested candidates for the independent member vacancy on the Compliance Review Committee (CRC) to apply by 3 September 2021 and candidates for the other vacancies to apply by 1 October 2021.

The Standing Committees, which report to WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo), play a key advisory role in policy and priority development for the Agency. The successful candidates will be approved by WADA’s ExCo on 24 November 2021 and take office on 1 January 2022 for three-year terms.

The vacancies are listed below with hyperlinks to the current Terms of Reference (TOR) of each Standing Committee.

Committees [Terms of Reference (TOR)]

Vacant positions


Athlete Committee [TOR]

Five positions

[Two seats are filled by athletes who also sit on WADA’s Foundation Board]

Friday, 1 October 2021

Compliance Review Committee [TOR]


One independent compliance expert position

As stated in WADA’s Governance Regulations, WADA’s Nominations Committee shall be responsible for recruiting, reviewing and vetting the candidates for the positions of independent members of the CRC. Applicants who meet the stricter independence criteria required for independent members of the CRC, may however apply in order to expand the candidate pool from which the Nominations Committee can consider.

Friday, 3 September 2021

[Earlier deadline because of the involvement of the Nominations Committee in the process.]

Education Committee [TOR]

Four positions

Friday, 1 October 2021

Finance and Administration Committee [TOR]

Four positions

Friday, 1 October 2021

Health, Medical and Research Committee [TOR]

Four positions

Friday, 1 October 2021

To be considered, all applications must include the following:

  1. an updated curriculum vitae(1), which fully outlines the candidate’s experience and expertise; and
  2. a letter of endorsement from one of WADA’s current Foundation Board members or a recognized WADA stakeholder group. [It should be noted that this is not required for the independent compliance expert position.]

Applicants submitting their file to be considered by WADA’s Nominations Committee for the vacancy of independent compliance expert will need to include confirmation that they meet the required stricter independence criteria.

We invite candidates to send their applications by Friday, 1 October 2021 (or Friday, 3 September 2021 as it relates to the CRC vacancy) to Mr. Olivier Niggli, WADA Director General (c/o

Any questions should also be directed to Mr. Niggli, c/o Ms. Chinnarassen.

WADA thanks all applicants for their interest.

(1)For purposes of review, evaluation and approval, candidates consent to the sharing of their curriculum vitae and candidate file (and personal information contained therein) with the WADA Director General, the Chair of the relevant Standing Committee, the Nominations Committee where applicable, and the Executive Committee and Foundation Board, in accordance with ‘Article VI, By-Laws on Standing Committees’ and ‘Article IX, Candidate Privacy Policy’ of WADA’s Governance Regulations. Candidates are kindly asked to review the Candidate Privacy Policy for details about how their personal information will be processed by WADA. By submitting their application, candidates confirm that they have read and understood the policy and accept its terms.