IAAF Ethics Board

Board Members

He was the first Chairman of the Administrative Law Bar Association from 1986- 9 and is now a Vice-President and Emeritus Chairman. He was joint head of Chambers at 4-5 Gray's Inn Square from 1992-2000, before moving back in 2000 to Blackstone Chambers.

His clients have included various departments of State, foreign governments, major national and international corporations, public authorities, sports bodies and clubs, trade unions, pressure groups, and prominent politicians, writers, and sportsmen (Olympic and world champions) etc

A member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) from 1996 and has been an arbitrator at the Olympic Games of 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 and at the Commonwealth Games of 1998, 2002 and 2006.

He has been on the CAS Panel for the European Cup (football) in 2004 and the World Cup (football) in 2006, and Chairman of the International Cricket Council’s Code of Conduct Commission from 2002.

His commercial career has included the following appointments: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Shell Australia Limited (1980-1991), Vice Chairman Australia Trade Commission (1985-91), Director for the Shell International Petroleum Co. (1991-93), Chief Commissioner for the city of Melbourne (1993- 96), Special Representative for Australian Government (1997-2001).

His sporting involvement includes being a silver medallist in 4x400m relay at the Olympic Games of 1956, President of the Australian Olympic Federation (1985- 90), Vice-President of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Council (1989-),Vice-President of the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (1993-2000).

A member of the IOC Executive Board (1986-1990, 1995-1999), IOC VicePresident (1990-1994, 1999-2003), Vice-Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing in 2008 (2002-08). IOC Commission membership includes: Ethics (1999-2000), “IOC 2000” (Executive Committee, 1999), IOC 2000 Reform Follow-up (2002).

Commercial experience includes general practice and litigation on behalf of domestic, overseas and sovereign clients, specializing in corporate, entertainment, publication, energy, M&A, real property, international trade and intellectual property law.

He is a corporate auditor and board member of a number of Japanese companies and has been an arbitrator/mediator or representing the clients in arbitrations or mediation, including international arbitrations.

Domestic posts include: Chair, Japan Federation of Bar Associations, Foreign Lawyers & International Legal Practices Committee (1994), Chair, International Affairs Council, Japan Federation of Bar Associations (1998), Executive Director, Japan Association of Arbitrators, (2003), Auditor, Japan International Law Association, (2006-), Member of the Ethics Committee, Japanese Cancer Association, (2007-), Councillor, Japanese Society of International Law, (2011-) President, Japan Association of Arbitrators (2013-).

International Bar Association positions include: Co-Chair , Asia Pacific Forum, (2004), Council and Management Board Member (2005), Chair, Bar Issues Commission, (2005), Secretary General (2007-2008), Vice President (2009- 2010), President (2010-2012), Chair, Nominations Committee (2013-).

Academic positions have included: Associate Professor, Institute for the Medical Humanities, The University of Texas Medical Branch (1984-86), Professor of Ethics and Public Policy, Institute for the Medical Humanities, The University of Texas Medical Branch (1986-87), Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University (1987-99), Professor of Oncology, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University (1996-99), Susan E. Watson Professor of Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University (1998-99), Adjunct Professor of Bioethics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, (1999-), President and CEO, The Hastings Center (1999-2012), President Emeritus and Senior Research Scholar, The Hastings Center (2012-).

Offices have included: Board of Directors, Association for Integrative Studies (1980-87), Executive Committee, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (1992-94), Board of Directors, American Society of Law, Medicine, & Ethics (1993-97), President, Society for Health and Human Values (1993-94), President, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (1999-2000).

Postgraduate Diploma in political studies, specializing in international relations, University of Paris. Diploma from the Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations, The Hague Academy of International Law , Doctor of Law, University of Paris.

Professional experience and positions includes: Lecturer, University of Dakar (1984), Director of the Research Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Dakar (1985), Counsel and Co-Agent of the Government of Senegal in the case of the delimitation of the maritime boundary between Senegal and Guinea-Bissau (1985), Arbitration Tribunal, Geneva (1986–1989), International Court of Justice, The Hague (1989–1991), Adviser to the Government of Senegal on Senegambia (1986), UN consultant (undertook several missions for the UN, 1989), Legal Adviser to the Senegalese Government in the negotiations concerning Senegal’s commercial debt, London Club (1989).

Visiting professor at various universities and lecturer at The Summer Academy of The International Foundation for the Law of the Sea (2008, 2009, 2010); the Nippon Foundation's Capacity building programme concerning International Disputes Settlement (2009, 2010, 2012).

He is also the author of books and numerous articles and papers in the fields of international law, constitutional law and international organisations.

Public offices include being a member of the Board of Directors of the Rio de Janeiro City Strategic Plan (1994-2001) and of the National Sports Council of Brazil (2002-08).

He was a member of the Brazil volleyball team at the Olympic Games of 1964; President of the NOC (1995-), Honorary President of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Council (1996), President of the Brazilian Volleyball Confederation (1975- 96) then Life President (1997-), Member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (2000-).

Other senior positions in sports organisations include: President of the South American Sports Organisation-ODESUR (2003-), President of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (2009-), Member of the board of the International Olympic Truce Foundation (2010-), Member of the International Masters Games Association (2010-).

He was a Member of the IOC from 2000 to 2013 and has been an Honorary Member since 2013.

Justice Catherine O’Regan is a former judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and has served since 2010 as an ad hoc judge of the Supreme Court of Nambia. She has significant experience in leading high-level inquiries and tribunals.

Current positions include: President of the International Monetary Fund Administrative Tribunal, Member of the World Bank Sanctions Board, Member of the Board of Corruption Watch, South Africa, Council Member, International Bar Association Human Rights Institute.

Previous offices include: Chairperson of the United Nations Internal Justice Council (2008 – 2012), Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry into allegations of inefficiency in the South African Police Service in Khayelitsha, Western Cape, South Africa (2012 – 2014), Member of Board, Open Society Foundation South Africa (2010 – 2015).

Justice O’Regan holds a number of prestigious academic positions, including as Visiting Professor at the University of Oxford and is the author of an extensive number of academic articles. She has been awarded a number of honorary degrees, including LLDs from the University of South Africa, the University of Cape Town and LSE. She is an Honorary Bencher at the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn.

Ms Annabel Pennefather is a practising lawyer with substantial experience in sports law and governance. She is a Senior Consultant at Withers Khattarwong, Singapore.

Current offices include: Vice President of the Singapore National Olympic Council, Deputy President of the International Hockey Federation’s Judicial Commission, Member of the Olympic Council of Asia’s Sports for All Committee.

She has also served as Chef de Mission for Singapore’s contingents at a number of major multi-sport Games including the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002, the Athens Olympic Games in 2004, the Doha Asian Games in 2006, the New Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010 and the Myanmar SEA Games in 2013. She was a Board Member of the Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee in 2010 and a Steering Committee Member for the 2015 SEA Games.

In 2000 she was appointed as a Justice of the Peace by the President of Singapore and in 2005 she was awarded the IOC’s Women and Sport Trophy for the Asian continent.

During the 1980s and 90s, he held several political posts, culminating in 1994 when he was nominated Justice at the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland, although he retired in 2006 he is still actively continuing in an advisory role as legal counsel to the Ministry of Justice and in international sport affairs.

He is a member of the IOC Sport and Law Commission, and was a member of the Scientific Committee of the ICSEMIS 2012 Convention, and had a distinguished career in sports administration, including being President of the Finnish Society of Sport Sciences from 1987 to 1991.

One of the leading juridical doping experts in the world, he acted as the first chairman of the Arbitration Panel of the IAAF from 1985 to 1997. He contributed actively to the international discussions that led to the formation of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).