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iNADO Governing Board

The current governing board is composed by the following eight members:

Nick Paterson (DFSNZ, Chair)

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.

Lars Mortsiefer (NADA Germany, Vice-Chair)

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.

Sarah Shibutse (ADAK)

Sarah Shibutse is the acting Chief Executive Officer of the Anti-Doping Agency Kenya.

Sarah worked at the Department of Sports, Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage in Nairobi and was appointed as a member of the Independent Monitoring Group for the International Weightlifting Federation by the International Testing Authority in September 2020.

She graduated in International Studies from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea and currently pursues a post graduate diploma in Sports Administration and Management.

António Júlio Nunes (ADoP)

António Nunes is a jurist and a former professional athlete. He became CEO of the Anti-Doping Authority of Portugal (ADoP) in 2015. António has a diverse education across many different fields relevant to anti-doping. Following his career as a professional soccer player he attended a Chemistry Technical Professional course and later on attained a degree and master’s in law.

Alongside his position as CEO at ADoP, António completed his PhD in Physical Education and Sport in 2020, completing his thesis on Doping in Sport (Challenges and Contributions to Sports Integrity).

António’s background, both academically and athletically, allows him to comprehend all the different aspects of anti-doping.

Teemu Japisson (FINCIS)

Teemu Japisson took over the position as Secretary General of the Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports (FINCIS) in 2019. However, he is not new to the sports world, having spent 20 years working in national and international sport. Teemu has experience in sports leadership as former Secretary General of the Finnish Olympic Committee, the Finnish Sports Confederation and the Finnish Youth Sports Organization. Therefore, he is experienced with combining different views and finding common ground.

Teemu has an academic background with a master’s degree in social science. Additionally, he has completed various training programmes throughout his career to further develop himself.

Maira Bakasheva (Kazakhstan NADO)

Maira Bakasheva is the Director of the Kazakhstan National Anti-Doping Organization and the Chairperson of the Central Asian RADO.

Maira's career in anti-doping commensed in 2010, after being appointed as the Head of Medical Support and anti-doping services at the Winter Asian Games in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Since then, Ms Bakasheva has dedicated her expertise to the anti-doping policy establishment and its further implementation in Kazakhstan.

Maira’s active engagement and interest in iNADO’s activities is explained by a belief that iNADO is a powerful global functionary in the fight against doping with one of the best platforms for cooperation and discussion among different stakeholders.

Tony Josiah (UKAD)

Tony Josiah is the Director of Education, Insight and Global Engagement at United Kingdom Anti-Doping (UKAD).

Tony is an established figure within anti-doping having committed over 20 years of professional service to the sector. He has contributed to the process of establishing UKAD as an independent NADO and was a founding member of staff. During this time, Tony has undertaken a range of roles that have given him a sound insight into the compliance, governance, and funding issues that impact NADOs.

Tony is an expert on the practical implications of compliance. He has been responsible for ensuring National Federation compliance with the 2003 and 2009 World Anti-Doping Code and led the implementation of the Code within UKAD in 2015.

Lindsey Stafford (USADA)

Lindsey Stafford is the Testing and Athlete Services Manager of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), a position which she has held for over 10 years.

Lindsey has made significant contributions in facilitating and encouraging international collaboration through the highest commitment and dedication to the mission of clean sport. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she worked together with a group of international NADO colleagues to formulate and discuss best practices to maintain safe sample collection for athletes and sample collection personnel, which culminated in COVID-19 Guidance published by WADA.

Lindsey who has an academic background in sociology, is looking forward to strengthening a supportive and well-informed member community at iNADO.


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.

iNADO Board Members Terms

Following iNADO's rules of procedure records of decisions from Governing Board Meetings as of 2021 are available to view by iNADO members here.

Governing Board Meeting - December 2022 Governing Board Meeting - February 2023 Governing Board Meeting - May 2023