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David Howman is the former Director-General of the World Anti-Doping Agency and the current Chair of the Athletics Integrity Unit, an international body charged with responsibility for addressing issues of bribery, corruption, betting and the manipulation of competition results in athletics. David will provide his personal insights from the perspectives of a top sports lawyer and a senior executive in what will be a compelling and interactive presentation. Topics will range from threats of bodily harm to resolving political impasses.

David will talk about some of his experiences of reaching difficult conclusions and managing important decisions (for the Agency) in highly-stressful, complex and politically charged situations. David will provide a unique way in which good values can be used in a “behind the scenes” view of global sport.

Join us for this unique opportunity to hear David.

Learning objectives

You will learn:

  • Practical implementation of resolution processes that are part of daily practice.
  • The importance of one’s own reputation and the need to protect it.
  • The “professional” nature of practising law.
  • How to “do the right thing” in stressful situations.
  • How to practically implement the core values you hold and stand for.

Who should attend

All practitioners.


  • 7.30am Light breakfast served
  • 8.00am - 9.30am Seminar


There are no materials for this breakfast seminar.

Fee (incl GST)


  • $95 - NZLS members and Associate members
  • $145 - Non-members

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Christchurch 3 September
Wellington 4 September
Auckland 5 September


David Howman web edit David Howman CNZM
Barrister, Wellington

David Howman CNZM is the Chair of the Athletes Integrity Unit, having been appointed to that position by the IAAF Council in April 2017. He is also currently the Chair of World Squash Ethics Commission, Deputy Chair of the ITF Ethics Commission, Chair of the ICC Anti-Corruption Oversight Group, was a member of the Australian Government’s Panel reporting on Sport Integrity and holds the position of Adjunct Professor at AUT.

David was Director General of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA), from 2003 until July 2016, and was instrumental in the shaping of WADA into a highly respected and unified global organization responsible for regulating and monitoring world sport and world governments. Among the many partnerships he forged globally was a pivotal one with Interpol culminating in a MOU signed in 2009.

David began his time with WADA as a Foundation Board member representing Oceania, when WADA was established in 1999, and served as Chair of the Legal Committee. He was Deputy Chair of the Independent Anti Doping Observer team at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, and the Chair of that mission at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.

Cancellation and refund policy

If written notice of cancellation of a registration arrives before the day of the seminar we will refund the registration fee, less an administration fee of $40. If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute. NZLS CLE Ltd reserves the right to cancel or reschedule seminars if necessary.

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New Zealand