At its meeting in November 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland, the WADA Foundation Board approved a series of recommendations that would equip the Agency to be fit for the future.
To continue strengthening the anti-doping system, the Foundation Board agreed to form three separate Working Groups to study: WADA’s laboratory accreditation monitoring system; governance matters; and independent testing. The composition of the three Working Groups is as follows.
Ad-Hoc Working Group on Laboratory Accreditation
In order to maintain WADA’s strengthened laboratory accreditation monitoring system, it was decided that a working group would be formed to review the lab accreditation process.
Peter Van Eenoo
Working Group on WADA Governance Matters
To ensure the independence of the anti-doping system from sports organizations and national governments, the WADA Foundation Board approved the creation of a working group with stakeholder representation from the governments, the sport movement, National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs), athletes and other experts. The working group will study strengthening WADA’s governance structure and report back at the next Foundation Board meeting in May 2017.
Judge Gberdao Kam (Chair)
Judge Lex Mpati
Independent experts (non-voting)
Independent Testing Authority
The Foundation Board agreed to continue the process to evaluate establishing an Independent Testing Authority (ITA); a request made by the Olympic Summit. This group will report back on the proposal of the ITA at the next Foundation Board meeting in May 2017.
Juan Antonio Samaranch Junior
Gian Franco Kasper
Francesco Ricci Bitti