Emily Robinson, is the current Interim Chief Executive at UKAD.
Prior to joining UKAD at the beginning of 2017, Emily was Deputy Chief Executive of a health charity for five years for whom she created the Dry January campaign. She has a particular interest in behaviour change. Before that she worked in local government and in the voluntary and private sector in a range of strategic communications roles. She has held board level roles with the What Works Centre for Wellbeing and the Sheila McKechnie Foundation.
Emily is a keen football and tennis fan.
Philip is a Chartered Accountant and is responsible for leading the delivery of UKAD's business services, including HR, IT and Risk. Philip has also guided UKAD through a series of government driven financial changes, developing its financial strategy in line with budget reductions and leading on UKAD’s response to the DCMS Tailored Review, resulting in a 40% funding increase. He went on to lead the implementation of the recommendations of that review.
Philip has been an attendee at WADA’s Symposium and Foundation Board, and at NADO Leaders, iNADO and IADA meetings. He is also a member of the iNADO cyber-security group. He has been a frequent attendee at CAHAMA meetings and was a member of the CAHAMA group which critically assessed WADA’s current budget.
Philip’s career has seen him work in a variety of sectors, including commercial, not-for-profit, and government arms-length bodies. He currently undertakes various non-executive roles for a humanitarian agency and an art gallery and park, and associated its investment foundation. As a keen follower of football, rugby union and cricket, Philip is passionate about contributing towards a culture of clean sport.
As Director of Operations, Pat oversees the development of the science and medicine, testing, and intelligence and investigations programmes at UKAD.
He has more than 30 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.
Gareth is responsible for finance, quality management and overseeing UKAD’s commercial opportunities. Having joined UKAD in 2015, Gareth was subsequently appointed as Director of Finance in 2018.
Gareth is a Chartered Management Accountant and has previously worked in a variety of senior level finance roles in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. As both a keen runner and cyclist, he is passionate in helping to deliver the fight for clean sport.
Nisha is responsible for leading on all of UKAD’s legal and regulatory matters, including overseeing its Anti-Doping Rule Violation cases in accordance with the UK Anti-Doping Rules and the World Anti-Doping Code. Previously UKAD’s Head of Case Management for over two years, she also appeared as an advocate before the National Anti-Doping Panel.
Nisha began her career as a criminal barrister. She has an extensive background in regulatory law and spent six years working at the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) prior to joining UKAD. At the NMC she regularly appeared as an advocate before the High Court and later managed a large team of investigations lawyers across its London and Edinburgh offices.
Tony is currently responsible for the organisation's communications, education programmes, international activities and stakeholder relations.
Tony is also an elected member of the Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (iNADO) Board, contributing to their strategic direction and international fight against doping in sport.
Tony has more than 20 years of experience in the field of anti-doping, working for UKAD since it was formed in 2009.