WADA invites Stakeholders to nominate candidates for 2023 Standing Committee member vacancies


The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) invites its stakeholders to nominate candidates for vacant positions on WADA’s 2023 Standing Committees (1). This call applies to the following four Committees:

  1. Compliance Review Committee
  2. Education Committee
  3. Finance and Administration Committee
  4. Health, Medical and Research Committee

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 17 November 2022 and take office on 1 January 2023 for three-year terms.

Aside from outlining the vacancies, WADA is pleased to provide links to the current Terms of Reference (TOR) (2) that outline the scope of work and functioning for the respective Standing Committees.

Committees Terms of Reference

Vacant positions


Compliance Review Committee (CRC) [TOR]


One position:

  • Independent compliance expert*

* 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 independence criteria required for independent members of the CRC (see below), may however apply in order to expand the candidate pool from which the Nominations Committee can consider.

Friday, 12 August 2022

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

Education Committee [TOR]

Three positions

Friday, 16 September 2022

Finance and Administration Committee [TOR]

Five positions

Friday, 16 September 2022

Health, Medical and Research Committee [TOR]

Three positions

Friday, 16 September 2022

WADA President Witold Bańka said: “WADA is very grateful to the committed volunteers on our Standing Committees. The Agency benefits significantly from their experience and expertise. We encourage all stakeholders to consider their respective regions and organizations and to nominate suitable candidates for the vacant positions on our 2023 Standing Committees.”

How to submit nominations

To be considered, all applications must include the following:

  • a maximum one-page cover (motivational) letter; and
  • an updated curriculum vitae (3), which fully captures the candidate’s experience and expertise.

[It is recommended, but not a requirement, for applicants for the positions of Standing Committee members to provide a letter of endorsement from a recognized anti-doping stakeholder.]

  • Applicants submitting their file to be considered by WADA’s Nominations Committee for the vacancy of independent compliance expert will need to confirm they meet the applicable independence requirements (by completing the WADA Confirmation of Independence form).

Applications are to be forwarded by Friday, 16 September 2022 (or 12 August 2022 as it relates to the CRC vacancy) to Mr. Olivier Niggli, WADA Director General (c/o

Any questions can also be directed to Mr. Niggli (c/o

Important Notes:

(1) On 25 November 2021, WADA’s Board approved creation of a new Athlete Council to replace the current Athlete Committee, which is presently a Standing Committee. The new Council is being assembled under a separate process in 2022.

Additional reforms were approved by the Board on 19 May 2022, including that the current WADA Finance and Administration Committee be modified and reduced in size, from 12 to six members. With this change, a transition from the old Committee to the new Committee will involve opening a public call for the member seats (excluding the Chair), and requesting that all current Committee members in 2022, regardless of their present term on the Committee, submit their interest for a term on the new Committee (should they wish). This will enable equal opportunity to all members and will help in achieving diversity..

(2) In light of the governance reforms, the TOR will undergo a review to validate their accuracy. We anticipate that the TORs may need adjustment and, if they do, will require approval by the ExCo. As soon as this review work and approval process is completed, updated TORs will be made available publicly.

(3) 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 ExCo 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.