Executive Team

Nicole Sapstead

Nicole Sapstead

Nicole Sapstead 
Chief Executive Officer

Nicole was appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer in February 2015. She previously worked as Director of Operations and was responsible for the delivery of UKAD’s testing programme, intelligence and investigations function, and science portfolio.

Nicole has worked in anti-doping since 1998, as Assistant to the Director and Legal Advisor at the Drug Control Centre at King’s College, and in various roles at UK Sport, where she progressed to Head of Operations before joining UKAD in 2009.

Graham Arthur

Graham Arthur

Graham Arthur
Director of Legal

Graham is responsible for managing both analytical and non-analytical results, consistent with the World Anti-Doping Code and UK National Anti-Doping Policy, and overseeing the legal and Results Management sides of the organisation.

Graham brings a wealth of experience in anti-doping and has acted as an Advisor to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for a number of years. He also has considerable experience working with Government and law enforcement agencies on counterfeiting and piracy matters.

Philip Bunt

Philip Bunt

Philip Bunt
Director of Business Services

Philip is responsible for leading the delivery of business services and the development of commercial service opportunities. Previously, he worked in the third sector to enhance the business and financial capabilities of two leading charities. He is also the honorary treasurer of an international development charity. As a keen follower of football, rugby union and cricket, Philip is passionate about contributing towards a culture of clean sport.

Pat Myhill

Pat Myhill

Pat Myhill
Director of Operations

As Director of Operations, Pat oversees the development of the science and medicine, testing, and intelligence and investigations programmes at UK Anti-Doping.

He has more than thirty years experience in law enforcement having worked in the Metropolitan Police, National Crime Squad and Serious Organised Crime Agency.

He was a member of the Olympic Security Directorate, planning and delivering the safety and security plan for the London 2012 Games. Pat joined UKAD in September 2013.

Nicola Newman

Nicola Newman

Nicola Newman
Director of Communications and Education

Nicola is responsible for leading the management and development of UKAD's communications, education and partner engagement strategies which are integral to the prevention of inadvertent and deliberate doping in the UK.

She has extensive communications and marketing experience gained over several year as a Director within both the public and private education sectors. Nicola is also a Non-Executive Director of British Shooting.

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