NADP Panel Members
The National Anti-Doping Panel is comprised of 25 individuals. It is led by the NADP President and contains legally qualified members who chair tribunals and specialist members with skills and experience in high performance sport, sports science and sports medicine, who sit as wing members.
Charles Flint QC
Charles Flint QC has extensive experience in Sports Law, both as counsel and arbitrator, and particularly in anti-doping cases. Charles was also a member of the Anti-Doping Review, established by the British Olympic Association in preparation for the Olympic Games 2012. He is listed in the legal directories as a leading silk in inter alia, Financial Services, Commercial Litigation and Sports Law. Charles was also Chairman of the Sports Broadcast Monitoring Committee established by Sport and Recreation Alliance, to monitor compliance with the code relating to broadcasting rights granted by the major sports. He is a co-author of "The Regulation of Drug Use in Sport" in "Sport: Law and Practice" (Butterworths - 2003). He appeared in the BBC Radio 4 series "Unreliable Evidence" speaking on sports law and was a member of the Ethics Advisory Group established as part of the London 2012 bid. Charles practises from Blackstone Chambers, London.
Christopher Quinlan QC
Christopher Quinlan QC is a Barrister and a member of the Sport Resolutions Panel of Arbitrators. He advises and appears in sports disciplinary cases. Christopher sits on and chairs Football Association Appeal Boards and is a Specialist Member of the FA Judicial Panel. He chairs rugby union disciplinary hearings at all levels of the game including English Premiership, European Rugby Cup and Six Nations. Christopher has also acted as a Match Commissioner for Heineken Cup and European Challenge Cup games. In 2007 he was appointed a Judicial Officer by the International Rugby Board and served in that capacity at the Rugby World Cup in 2007 and 2011. He has played rugby, hockey and cricket and is listed as a leading practitioner in Crime in the legal directories.
Carole Billington-Wood is a former elite athlete who competed for Great Britain at Triathlon World and European Championships. She is a former Director of Development for British Triathlon and now works for the NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit. She has experience of sitting on child protection and anti-doping tribunals in sport.
Dr Terry Crystal
Terry Crystal is a qualified doctor who is a General Practitioner in Leeds. He has been involved in elite sport for over twenty years as a Medical Officer with various professional clubs, including Leeds United, Leeds Rhinos, Leeds Tykes, and for the England national team in rugby union. He previously worked for the Sports Council as an Independent Sampling Officer.
Dr Kitrina Douglas
Kitrina Douglas is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol where she gained her Ph.D. in 2004, exploring mental wellbeing & motivation among professional athletes. Since completing her doctorate she has carried out research for the Department of Health, UK Sport, and The Women's Sport Foundation. She played professional golf for over a decade on the European, American, Japanese and Asian tours, winning a dozen tournaments in Europe, including playing on the first winning European Solheim Cup Team.
Kitrina Douglas is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bristol where she gained her Ph.D. in 2004, exploring mental wellbeing & motivation among professional athletes. Since completing her doctorate she has carried out research for the Department of Health, UK Sport, The Women's Sport Foundation and the Addiction Recovery Agency.
Kitrina has published widely in peer reviewed academic journals, is co-author of Sport and Physical Activity for Mental Health, as well as being a freelance consultant and writer.
Her five years in amateur golf saw her become British Amateur Champion and lead England to a Gold Medal in the Junior European Team Championships. She played professional golf for over a decade on the European, American, Japanese and Asian tours winning a dozen tournaments in Europe which include two European Masters Championships, The English Open Championship, and playing on the first winning European Solheim Cup Team. She is a former Chairman of the LET Players Council and Non-Executive Director of the Ladies European Tour Board of Directors.
Lorraine Johnson is a Magistrate sitting at Pontefract Magistrates' Court. She is also a tribunal panel member for the South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust. Previously, she also worked as a Lead Doping Control Officer for UK Sport.
Colin Murdock is a recently retired professional football player who enjoyed a 17 year career, making 400 first team professional appearances, including 34 full international caps, for Northern Ireland. Since retiring he retrained as a solicitor, and now owns specialist sports management company Murdock Sports Management Limited (MSM). He sits as an expert panel member of the FA Judicial Panel and is a member of the FA Agents Panel List and the FA Chairman's List.
Dr Barry O’Driscoll
Barry O'Driscoll is a qualified doctor who works in general practice in Cheshire. He is a former rugby international for Ireland, and has been a member of the International Rugby Board Anti-Doping Committee since 1999. Barry is currently an anti-doping tribunal member for the International Rugby Board, International Tennis Federation, Rugby Football Union, Irish Rugby Football Union, 6 Nations and Heineken Cup.
Professor Peter Sever
Peter Sever’s background is in clinical pharmacology, having held the Chair and Head of Department position at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School and subsequently at Imperial College London. He has held the post of Honorary Consultant position at St Mary’s Hospital for over 25 years. Peter has experience in the management of poisoning and drug overdose and completed his doctoral thesis on the subject of drugs abuse with particular emphasis on their biochemical and metabolic profile in man. He has also co-authored reviews on drugs abuse. For more than a decade he has been a member of the Disciplinary Panel of the English and Wales Cricket Board and advised on matters related to drug use and abuse in cricket. He has also held responsibility for disciplinary matters involving medical students.
Dr Neil Townshend
Neil Townsend is a qualified doctor working in full time general gractice. He is a former British and North American Champion in the sport of luge, representing Great Britain at seven Olympic Games from 1980 to 1998 as competitor, team manager and doctor. He is also a former vice chairman of the British Olympic Association, was Chief Medical Officer of the Federation International de Luge, and is a past chairman of the National Sports Medicine Institute.
Kate Gallafent QC
Kate Gallafent is a barrister in practice at Blackstone Chambers in The Temple. She has acted for and advised a wide range of clubs and governing bodies on matters concerning child protection, doping, professional discipline, employment and discrimination. She was junior counsel to the Bichard Inquiry into child protection procedures following the Soham murders and worked extensively on Government policy for children with special education needs whilst employed by the Department of Education and Employment.
Jerry Summers is Head of Business Crime at Osborne Clarke LLP and focusses particularly on helping companies and individuals who are involved in investigations relating to all aspects of business crime including corruption, fraud and financial regulation. Jeremy was appointed to the RFU National Panel (foul play, misconduct, competition and anti-doping) in 2006, and has been a member of the World Rugby Judicial Panel since 2008 for whom his appointments have included the Commonwealth Games 2014, Women’s Rugby World Cup 2010 and 2014 and Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013. Jeremy was also appointed to the European Professional Club Rugby Disciplinary Panel in 2011 and has been the Six Nations Disciplinary Panel Chairman since 2009. In a bygone era he played competitive rugby and cricket.
Graham Edmunds is a former Paralympic double gold medal winning swimmer competing at Athens, Beijing and London and was the fastest para athlete in water in 2006. Graham has been a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society since 1997 holding full dispensing qualifications. Whilst still competing Graham was elected to the British Disability Swimming Technical Committee as well as the Swimming Competitors Association. Since retiring from professional competition, Graham has been a Non-executive member of the Board of Directors for British Swimming, including sitting on the Para-Swimming performance management group sub-committee.
David Casement QC
David Casement QC is a chancery and commercial specialist, a part-time Judge and an accredited mediator. He is identified as a leader in chancery and commercial litigation by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. David practises in company and insolvency law as well as commercial litigation including banking, finance and securities, professional negligence, sports, entertainment and media. He acts in substantial commercial fraud and trust litigation including asset tracing across multiple jurisdictions. In sport, David has acted in high profile sports disputes for clubs, agents and players and sits as an arbitrator on a wide variety of sports tribunals. He was appointed as a part-time Judge in 2005 and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2008. David is a member of the Bar of Ireland and the Bar of Northern Ireland. He is a member of Kings Chambers in Manchester and Leeds and Serle Court, Lincoln's Inn.
Professor Dorian Haskard
Dorian Haskard is the British Heart Foundation Sir John McMichael Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Head of the Vascular Sciences Section within the National Heart and Lung Institute. He is also the Head of Division of Immunology and Inflammation in the Department of Medicine. Dorian’s research has been to achieve a greater understanding of the pathophysiology of inflammatory responses affecting the vascular system, with a view eventually to achieving more specific clinical diagnostic tests and therapies.
Professor Gordon McInnes
Gordon McInnes BSc is Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, Honorary Consultant Physician and Head of the Section of Clinical Pharmacology and Stroke Medicine, University Division of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences, Western Infirmary, Glasgow. [R1] Gordon has particular expertise in drugs used in the management of hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors including diuretics, antithrombotics and interactions with alcohol.
Mark Hovell is Head of Sport at Mills & Reeve, with over 20 years experience of sports law. Mark has represented athletes and clubs at regulatory, disciplinary and commercial appeals and tribunals and has been a CAS arbitrator since 2002.. Mark is on the CAS General Panel of arbitrators and its specific Football Panel. Mark was appointed to CAS’s Ad-Hoc panels for the FIFA 2010 World Cup, and Commonwealth Games in Delhi and Glasgow. Mark is also on the Sport Resolutions arbitration panel., is on the board of the Manchester FA and is a regular lecturer on Sports Law around the world.
Robert Englehart QC
Robert Englehart sits as a Deputy High Court Judge and a Crown Court Recorder. He has experience in sports law, intellectual property, media, entertainment and broadcasting and commercial judicial review. He is an Arbitrator of the International Chamber of Commerce and the London Court of International Arbitration. Robert is listed as a leading silk in Media and Entertainment and Professional Discipline in Chambers UK - A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession, and in Media, Entertainment and Sport, and Professional Discipline and International Arbitration of the Legal 500. He practises from Blackstone Chambers, London.
Charles Hollander QC
Charles Hollander QC is a barrister at Brick Court Chambers in London and is an expert in sports litigation with nearly 40 year’s experience. Charles has appeared in cases in athletics, football, horseracing, cricket, boxing, tennis, rugby, polo, swimming, motor racing, yachting, bobsleigh and weightlifting, with a wide range of case topics including third party ownership, media, and selection. He has chaired disciplinary and doping tribunals in athletics, football, yachting, swimming and weightlifting. Charles is the current chairman of the Bar Sports Law Group
Dr Mike Irani
Dr Mike Irani is a Consultant Rheumatologist and a Senior Lecturer at Imperial School of Medicine. Since 2002, Mike has been the President of the Sports Medicine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, having previously held the position of Secretary. He was Medical Advisor to the British Olympic Association at five summer Olympic Games between 1984 and 2008, and was previously Chairman of the Drugs and Nutrition sub-committee of the British Olympic Association. In addition, he was Medical Officer to the International Weightlifting Federation at the 1996 Atlanta Games, and Medical Officer to the Commonwealth Games Council of England between 1986 and 1994.
Blondel Thompson has been a practicing barrister for 20 years specialising in crime and sports law and is a former international 100m hurdler. Blondel has extensive experience of chairing disciplinary tribunals and in 1998 she became a panel member of the Disciplinary Tribunals of UK Athletics. She is a Specialist Member of the Football Association's Judicial Panel and has chaired a number of FA Appeal Boards in that capacity. In 2010, Blondel was appointed as arbitrator for the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Matthew Lohn is a qualified doctor and lawyer who has a particular interest in the consequences of drug testing in sport. He sits as a Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel for the Horseracing Regulatory Authority, the British Boxing Board of Control and the Rugby Football Union. Matthew Lohn heads the Public and Regulatory Law Group at Field Fisher Waterhouse. He advises Statutory, Royal Charter and other regulatory bodies on all aspects of their work. His group has developed a particular expertise in the field of healthcare, but also advises on sporting, financial, educational and legal regulation. Matthew specialises in advising professional regulators on their registration and discipline functions. He prosecutes a wide variety of professionals before their disciplinary panels for both disciplinary and drug related offences. He is appointed as the legal advisor to the disciplinary committees of the General Teaching Council and General Social Care Council.
Rod McKenzie is a Scottish Solicitor and is the Senior Partner and Head of Litigation at Scottish law firm Harper Macleod LLP. He is legal advisor to the Scottish Premier League and is a member of the Judicial Panel of the Scottish Rugby Union. He is a Judicial Officer for the International Rugby Board and European Rugby Cup, a Disciplinary and Appeals Chairman for the 6 Nations and Celtic League and was one of the Appeals Chairman for the Rugby World Cup 2007. He is listed as a leading individual in Sport, Litigation, and Licensing in the UK's leading independent legal directories. His practice includes work in the areas of commercial litigation and arbitration, planning, gambling, banking litigation, criminal law in the areas of regulatory and environmental prosecutions and sports law. He is lso the author of the 'Stair Encyclopaedia of the Law of Scotland' section on Gambling Law.
William Norris QC
William Norris has a broad common law practice with extensive experience in sports law, planning and environmental cases, personal injury and crime. He has chaired a number of hearings for sports bodies and as a member (and Chairman) of panels sitting under the auspices of the Professional Conduct Committee of the Bar Council. He has acted in a number of high-profile horse racing cases and as such has acquired a good working knowledge of the use of prohibited substances, particularly in animals. William is an ex-NH jockey and now acts as a trustee of the Injured Jockeys Fund. He practises from 39 Essex Street, London.