Joseph de Pencier
CEO, Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (iNADO)
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).