UKAD appoints Tony Josiah as Director of Education, Insight and Global Engagement

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) today announced the appointment of Tony Josiah, who has over 20 years of anti-doping knowledge and experience, as its new Director of Education, Insight and Global Engagement.

Tony Josiah new appointment as Director of Education, Insight and Global Engagement

In his role, Tony will be responsible for developing international relations, influencing UKAD’s anti-doping policies and practices, leading the Education and Insight and Innovation teams, and ensuring the athlete’s voice is heard.

Tony has been a part of UKAD since its inception in 2009 and has held numerous key positions during that time, including Head of International and Stakeholder Relations, Acting Director of Operations as part of a maternity cover, and Interim Director of Education, Insight and Global Engagement.

Throughout his career, Tony has built connections with key stakeholders across the sport and anti-doping landscape and represented the UK at various international sporting events and conferences. He was also elected as a non-executive 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 expertise in relation to the compliance and governance issues that impact anti-doping globally. He has undertaken duties that encompass international development, laboratory relationships, major events management, results management, testing and operations, and he also wrote and continues to implement UKAD’s International Strategy.

In addition to his role at UKAD, Tony is also a member of the UK Sport International Leader Programme Alumni, which is UK Sport’s flagship international people development initiative for high calibre individuals from the UK to attain, operate and succeed in international sports organisations.

UKAD Chief Executive, Jane Rumble, said: “I’m delighted that Tony has been appointed the new Director of Education, Insight and Global Engagement.

 “Tony has consistently demonstrated organisational leadership, integrity, technical expertise and dedication. Having been at UKAD since it was formed, Tony has used the opportunity to enhance his skills and knowledge and become a well-known voice in the anti-doping sector globally. 

 “It’s fantastic that Tony is stepping up into the role to lead the Education, Insight and Global Engagement Directorate, whose work is fundamental to our mission to protect clean sport.”

On his appointment, Tony commented: “It’s a huge privilege to take on this crucial role within UKAD, one in which I hope to bring my 20 years’ experience and knowledge to in a bid to protect clean sport – something I am extremely passionate about.

“I plan to work tirelessly to continue to build on our ever-growing relationships with National and Regional Anti-Doping Organisations, as well as other key international stakeholders, whilst also ensuring that education, insight and innovation are kept at the forefront of all that we do. I’m very much looking forward to this exciting next chapter.”

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