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Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations appoints Chief Executive

INADO will act principally as an advocacy organisation, working on behalf of its member organisations

INADO will act principally as an advocacy organisation, working on behalf of its member organisations

The Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (INADO) has appointed International Paralympic Committee Anti-Doping Committee member Joseph de Pencier as Chief Executive.

De Pencier, who has 23 years’ experience in anti-doping, comes from Canada’s Department of Justice, and is a member of General Legal Services at the Department of Finance. His major roles as chief executive will be to ensure INADO advocates clear and consistent anti-doping polices on behalf of National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) and Regional Anti-Doping Organisations (RADOs) and helping new and developing NADOs achieve high standards.

De Pencier said: "I am delighted to be appointed to this role. Doping in sport is a global issue that must be confronted through harmonised messaging, practices and policies across all anti-doping organisations.

“INADO will give national and regional anti-doping agencies a single, clear voice to communicate with national and international sporting and government bodies, and support developing anti-doping organisations to adopt best policy practices.

“With the support of the World Anti-Doping Agency and anti-doping agencies across the world, I look forward to strengthening the fight against doping in sport.”

Previously de Pencier spent five and a half years directing the Canadian Anti-Doping Programme at the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES). He has also participated in five World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Observer missions and sat on WADA’s Legal Committee for a number of years. De Pencier also has extensive experience in public law, having practiced as a lawyer for 28 years and prosecuted anti-doping rule violations.

He was appointed by INADO's Board of Directors, who formally launched the not-for-profit membership body in March 2012.

INADO Chairman David Kenworthy said:"It gives me great pleasure to welcome Joseph as the first chief executive of INADO. Through his extensive experience in anti-doping he has gained the expertise necessary to ensure INADO develops into an effective advocacy and support body."

Notes to Editors:

Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations 
The Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (INADO) is principally an advocacy organisation, working on behalf of its member organisations of National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) and Regional Anti-Doping Organisations (RADOs).

INADO also assists developing NADOs to adopt quality practices and it will develop and maintain a repository of best practice processes and promote and monitor their use.

The INADO Board of Directors consists of Chair David Kenworthy, Aurora Andruska, Australia, Anders Solheim, Norway, Doug MacQuarrie, Canada, Travis Tygart, USA.

For more on the work of iNADO, please click here.

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