iNADO Governing Board
The current governing board is composed by the following eight members:
Michael Ask (ADD, Chair)
Michael Ask is the CEO of Anti-Doping Denmark. Michael joined the anti-doping community in 2015 after a 30-year long employment in the Danish Police, ending his career as Detective Chief Superintendent and Head of Department.
Since joining Anti-Doping Denmark (ADD) as CEO, Michael has focused primarily on strengthening the organization's ability to work intelligence-based within the field of anti-doping, as well as within the newly added responsibility as being appointed to be the secretariat for the national platform to combat manipulation of sport competitions. Additionally, he has strengthened the security policy of ADD.
Internationally, Michael has been very active advocating for more transparency and independence in the structures of Anti-Doping Organizations for the benefit of clean sport.
Michael has played tennis on national top level in Denmark, and still enjoys the game together with golf and other sports.
Herman Ram (Dopingautoriteit, Vice Chair)
Herman Ram is the Chief Executive Officer of the Anti-Doping Authority the Netherlands. He has held this position since 2006.
After working twelve years as a librarian, Herman Ram started his career in sport management in 1992, when he became Secretary General of the Royal Netherlands Chess Federation. In 1994, he moved on to the same position at the Netherlands Badminton Federation. He was founder and first secretary of the Foundation for the Promotion of Elite Badminton that was instrumental in the advancement of Dutch badminton. In 2000 he was appointed Secretary General of the Netherlands Ski Federation, where he focused, among other things, on the organization of large snowsports events in the Netherlands.
Since his appointment as CEO of the Anti-Doping Authority, he has developed a special interest in legal, ethical and managerial aspects of anti-doping policies, on which he has delivered numerous presentations and lectures. On top of that, he acts as spokesperson for the Doping Authority.
Petteri Lindblom (FINCIS)
Petteri is the Legal Director of Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports (FINCIS). He has significant and valuable experience working in sport organisations and finding solutions to ethical challenges that come along with a diverse sports society.
Petteri worked for 15 years in the Finnish Football Association where he was in charge of anti-doping including regulations, disciplinary processes and education programmes of the clubs. Additionally, he has been in charge of tackling competition manipulation. This has included investigations, regulations, disciplinary processes and also implementation of the rules and standards of the international organisations such as FIFA and UEFA.
Lars Mortsiefer (NADA Germany)
Lars started his career at the National Anti-Doping Agency of Germany (NADA Germany) in 2008 as a Legal Advisor and Data Protection Coordinator. He was appointed to the Executive Board in 2010 and became thereafter the Legal Director. He is an active member at international fora: he has been the Head of the Advisory Group on Legal Issues at the Council of Europe (CoE) where he is a member in a few other expert groups. He has also supported iNADO as Head of its Legal Experts Group.
Additionally, Lars fulfils a teaching position as a lecturer at the universities of Cologne and Giessen, Germany.
Lars’ vision is to build strong and reliable alliances for a doping-free sport by creating dynamic and effective processes based on harmonized rules, scientific and intelligence-led testing and valued-based education.
Onke Ngwane (SAIDS; Treasurer)
Onke is the Chief Financial Officer at the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS). Since 2017 he has held the position of Treasurer on the iNADO Board.
Onke has vast experience in finance having a B.Com and Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Accounting from the University of Cape Town. Prior to joining SAIDS in 2015 he was the Assistant Manager for the Auditor General of South Africa and a Management Consultant and Senior Accountant for KPMG Incorporated.
Nick Paterson (DFSNZ)
Nick Paterson is the Chief Executive of Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ). His commitment to iNADO is based on the belief that iNADO has a vital part to play in representing and coordinating NADOs to achieve the required change for the good.
He graduated from the University of London in Mathematics (Hons) and built a career in the private as well as the public sector focusing on integrity issues before joining DFSNZ.
This predominantly related to fraud and corruption/corrupt behaviour (including bullying), and at various times he has been responsible for education, training and communication, detection and deterrence, investigation and prosecution. Nick is also Executive Fellow of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government, a Fellow Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, and member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Michal Rynkowski (POLADA)
Michal Rynkowski is the CEO of the Polish Anti-Doping Agency and a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration, Warsaw University. From the beginning of his career Michal has devoted himself to the fight against doping.
In 2009 he joined the Polish Commission Against Doping in Sport and in 2010 he was appointed Office Director by that commission. In this role he was responsible for the development of anti-doping programmes and oversaw the test management unit, education unit and the office.
During his tenure he has worked for further international cooperation and facilitation of cooperation between organizations. In 2017 he oversaw the anti-doping program during The World Games 2017 in Wroclaw (Poland). In 2016 and 2017 Michal was involved in the legislation process of a new anti-doping act at the Polish Parliament as well as in the transformation of the Polish Commission Against Doping in Sport into the Polish Anti-Doping Agency.
Keiko Uchitani (JADA)
Keiko Uchitani is General Education Manager at the Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA) and a graduate of the University of Oregon, USA. She has acquired invaluable professional experience outside of anti-doping.
Before joining JADA she spent more than 10 years in the IT trading industry as a marketing and sales manager and seven years as a business consultant. At the latter she built and supported corporate strategies, business planning and cooperate vision creation.
In 2014, she joined JADA as the head of the Education and International Relations Division where she has managed numerous successful projects at the agency.
Every board member of iNADO has an extensive and varied knowledge of anti-doping. With their experience they support iNADO in achieving its goals.
The tasks and responsibilities of the iNADO Governing Board as per the iNADO constitution are as follows:
- To interpret the objectives and missions set by the membership at the General Assembly
- To approve the association’s policies except those approved at a General Assembly
- To ensure that the directions set by the membership at the General Assembly are implemented
- To set the broad goals of the strategic plan
- To monitor the performance of the delivery of the goals
- To mandate, as appropriate, the CEO to represent the association in accordance with the rules and regulations laid down
- To appoint a certified auditor
- Change or complementation of the constitution, which is required by the registry authority or the tax authorities
The Governing Board consists of up to eight individuals elected by the association´s membership at the General Assembly.
The term of office shall be three years. No individual shall serve on the Governing Board for more than two consecutive terms. An individual may serve a further two consecutive terms following a stand down period of one term.
Since the inception of iNADO in 2012, the Governing Board (until 2021: Board of Directors) has been composed of members with a diverse range of skills and expertise in anti-doping. All previous and current members of the board are committed to working together with the NADO community to achieve clean sport.
The attached file provides an overview of the terms of current and past Governing Board Members.