2017 Working Groups

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.

Ugur Erdener
Turkey

John Miller
UK

Richard Young
USA

Christiane Ayotte
Canada

Peter Van Eenoo
Belgium

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.
 

Public Authorities

Judge Gberdao Kam (Chair)
Burkina Faso

Judge Lex Mpati
South Africa

Marcos Diaz
Dominican Republic

Toshiei Mizuochi
Japan

Philippe Muyters
Belgium

David Howman
New Zealand

Sport Movement

Didier Cossin
Switzerland

Romano Subiotto
Italy

Tony Estanguet
France

Richard Budgett
Switzerland

Andrew Ryan
Switzerland

NADOs

Patrick Goh
Singapore

Andrea Gotzmann
Germany

Athlete Representatives

Angela Ruggiero
USA

Adam Pengilly
UK

Independent experts (non-voting)

Huw Roberts
UK

Akaash Maharaj
Canada

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.

Public Authorities

Valérie Fourneyron
France

Tetsuya Kimura
Japan

Andrew Godkin
Australia

Marcos Diaz
Dominican Republic

Thorhild Widvey
Norway

Khalid Galant
South Africa

Sport Movement

Juan Antonio Samaranch Junior
Spain

Ugur Erdener
Turkey

Gian Franco Kasper
Switzerland

Tony Estanguet
France

Francesco Ricci Bitti
Italy