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John Fahey Biography

President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
Con to the question "Should Performance-Enhancing Drugs Be Accepted in Sports?"

“Those who decide not to dope often do so because of personal convictions based on strong values such as respect, health, honour, dedication and hard work.

For us all to win the fight against doping, our children need to hear and adopt these universal values, as well as be given the tools to respond in the healthiest way when confronted with the question of doping.

Our focus on early, values-based education will help us to create a strong and stable anti-doping culture in which doping is prevented altogether. In this race against doping, it may take a while to reach the finish line, but I have no doubt we are much closer to that finish line than we were last year and we will be even closer next year.”

“Are We Winning the Fight?,” Play True, Jan. 2009

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Jan. 1, 2008-present
  • Commissioner, National Catholic Education Commission, 2006-present
  • Senior Advisor, J.P. Morgan Australia, 2002-present
  • Chairman of the Board, Australian Rugby League Development Ltd., 2002-present
  • Chairman of the Board, Bradman Cricket Foundation, 2001-present
  • Recipient, Companion in the Order of Australia (Australia’s greatest civic honor), 2002
  • Member, National Parliament, 1996-2001
  • Australian Government representative at the World Economic Forum (Davos, Switzerland), 1997-2000
  • Member, Liberal Party, New South Wales Parliament, 1984-1996
  • Premier of New South Wales, 1992-1995
  • Treasurer, New South Wales Parliament, 1992-1993
  • Senior Partner, John Fahey, Searle, and Co. Solicitors and Attorneys, 1976-1986
  • Member, Board Member and Secretary, Rotary International, Camden Club, 1978-1985
  • District Chairman, Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal, 1980-1983
  • President, Camden State Electorate Council, Liberal Party of Australia, 1980-1983
  • Attended University Of Sydney
  • Attended Chevalier College (Bowral, New South Wales, Australia)
  • Chaired the committee responsible for the preparation, submission and presentation of the successful Sydney 2000 Olympic Games bid
  • Board member, Australia-Ireland Fund Ltd., Cancer Institute of New South Wales, and Royal Flying Doctor Service Australian Council
  • Australian football player, captain, and coach, various teams, 1964-1971
  • Ministership Positions:

  • Minister for Finance and Administration, National Parliament, 1996-2001
  • Minister for Economic Development, New South Wales Parliament, 1993-1995
  • Minister for Industrial Relations, New South Wales Parliament, 1988-1995
  • Minister for Further Education, New South Wales Parliament, 1990-1992
  • Minister for Industrial Relations & Employment, New South Wales Parliament, 1988-1992
  • Minister Assisting the Premier, New South Wales Parliament, 1988-1990
  • Minister for Corrective Services, New South Wales Parliament, 1988
  • Shadow minister for Industrial Relations & Employment, New South Wales Parliament, 1986-1988
  • Shadow minister for Mineral Resources and Energy, New South Wales Parliament, 1985-1986