Protecting the Right to Enjoy Doping-Free Sport


David Kenworthy reappointed Chair of UK Anti-Doping

Hugh Robertson, Minister for Sport and Tourism, has confirmed the reappointment of David Kenworthy as Chair of UK Anti-Doping.

Kenworthy, former Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police, will retain the role for a second term of four years having been first appointed in July 2009, five months prior to the organisation’s opening. The term will run from 23 February 2013 to 22 February 2017.

Board members Michael Brace CBE, Professor John Brewer and Andrew Sellers have also been reappointed for a second term following the conclusion of their initial appointments.

Kenworthy said: “It has given me great pleasure to see UK Anti-Doping develop into a world leading national anti-doping organisation over the past four years. UKAD has an excellent team of expert staff benefiting from the leadership of a dedicated and committed board.

“The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were significant milestones in our development and provided the organisation with a platform to demonstrate its expertise and robust commitment to innovative and effective clean sport processes and procedures.

“Over the next four years I look forward to building on all we have achieved in this short time. If nothing else, 2012 has shown to the world that anti-doping is not just about collecting urine samples from medal winners, it’s a complex and ever evolving science we will continue to work on with partners to protect and defend the values of clean sport.”

Notes to editors:

David Kenworthy QPM DL

David Kenworthy is a retired Chief Constable.  He started his career in the Metropolitan Police as a cadet in 1966 and served in that force until 1987 when he transferred to Surrey Police as a Superintendent.  This was followed by service in Avon and Somerset Constabulary as Assistant and Deputy Chief Constable.  In February 1998, David was appointed Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police.  He retired in November 2002.

Following retirement, David became chairman of the Community Foundation Network that represents the 57 community foundations in the UK.  Community foundations raise money for local good causes.  In 2007, David was elected chairman of the Institute of Advanced Motorists an organisation that runs the advanced driving test and trains company drivers and is the largest road safety charity in the UK.

David was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of North Yorkshire in 2004. 

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