UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has announced the appointment of Pat Myhill as its new Director of Operations, overseeing the development of the science and medicine, testing, and intelligence and investigations programmes.
Pat joined UKAD in September 2013 as an Investigator and took over as Head of Intelligence and Investigations in January 2014. The position of Director of Operations became available following Nicole Sapstead’s promotion to Chief Executive in March 2015.
Pat has more than 30 years experience in law enforcement having previously worked in the Metropolitan Police, National Crime Squad and Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). His work included the investigation of national and trans-national serious organised crime – mainly investigating drug and people trafficking.
Pat also played a key role at the London 2012 Games where he was a member of the Olympic Security Directorate, planning and delivering the safety and security plan for the Games on behalf of SOCA.
UKAD’s Chief Executive Nicole Sapstead said:
“We are absolutely delighted to appoint Pat as our new Director of Operations. Pat joined us in 2013, bringing with him a huge amount of experience and knowledge of law enforcement practices, which has been pivotal in the continued success of our intelligence-led testing programmes and non analytical prosecutions.
“Pat’s appointment re-affirms our commitment to protecting clean athletes and clean sport through strategic and targeted testing, which is based on strong intelligence. A key part of that strategy is the continuation and development of our working relationships with law enforcement agencies across the UK and Pat will oversee those relationships.”
UKAD’s Director of Operations, Pat Myhill said:
“I am looking forward to the new challenge of leading UKAD’s operational team as we endeavour to protect everyone’s right to clean sport.
“It is important that we continue to lead the way in developing intelligence-led testing plans. In the fight to protect clean sport, we must use all the tools available to us to unearth those who go against the spirit of sport.
“Tools such as collaboration with law enforcement partners including the National Crime Agency, Police Forces and the Border Agency; the intelligence we receive from the Report Doping hotline; the continual development of our testing processes; and non-analytical prosecutions, all ensure that we will continue to protect clean sport and those who compete, and win, clean.”
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