WADA invites stakeholders to nominate candidates for 2022 Standing Committee member vacancies

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) invites its stakeholders to nominate candidates for vacant positions on WADA’s 2022 Standing Committees.

The following 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 20 November 2021 and take office on 1 January 2022 for three-year terms. This call for nominations is in accordance with WADA’s Governance Regulations which require the Agency, on an annual basis, to announce its call for nominations six months prior to when the decision will be taken by the ExCo.

Aside from outlining the vacancies, WADA is pleased to provide links to the current Terms of Reference (TOR) that outline the scope of work and functioning for 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

WADA President Witold Bańka said: “WADA benefits greatly from its diverse and committed Committee members. Their expertise and advice to WADA’s Executive Committee and Management is crucial to advancing the Agency’s mission for doping-free sport. We encourage all stakeholders to consider their respective regions and organizations and to nominate suitable candidates for the vacant positions on WADA’s 2022 Standing Committees.”

How to submit nominations

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 of 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.

Applications are to be forwarded 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.

Note:(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 IX. Candidate Privacy Policy, of WADA’s Governance Regulations. Candidates are 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.