Joseph de Pencier

CEO, Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (iNADO)

NADA Germany Oct 2016 - Jde P_2

Joseph de Pencier is the founding CEO of the Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (www.inado.org).  iNADO is the international member association of National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs).  iNADO exists to be the collective international voice of NADOs, and to constantly improve the quality of national anti-doping programmes.  Starting with a handful of founding NADOs in 2012, iNADO now has 69 Members from all regions.  It’s core work is professional development of anti-doping practitioners and their organisations.  iNADO has become a key player in promoting anti-doping reform and in the encouraging clean athletes to speak up for ethical sport.

Joseph is a former Senior Counsel of the Canadian Department of Justice.  He began his anti-doping career as junior counsel representing the Government of Canada at the 1989-1990 Dubin Inquiry into the Ben Johnson positive at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.  On loan from the Department of Justice, in 1991-1992 he was Legal Counsel to the Canadian Centre for Drug-free Sport, and from 2002-2007, General Counsel to the Canadian Centre of Ethics in Sport and Director of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. 

Joseph has been a member of the International Paralympic Committee’s Anti-Doping Committee since 2006 (and has attended six Paralympic Games), and a member of the Anti-Doping Judicial Panel of World Rugby starting in 2012.  He has served the international federations for cycling (UCI) and for baseball (IBAF) in a similar capacity.  He is also the Chair of the anti-doping tribunals of several members of SportAccord.  He has served on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Legal Committee, and has been Chair of the Advisory Group on Legal Issues for the Monitoring Group of the Council of Europe’s Anti-Doping Convention.  He has also been a member of five WADA Independent Observer missions (the chair of four of them).

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