The Review of Australia’s Sports Integrity Arrangements - Panel Members

List of panel members and their biographies

Page last updated: 27 July 2018

James Wood

photo of James WoodJustice James Wood is currently the chairman of both the New South Wales Law Reform Commission and the New South Wales Sentencing Council. Justice Woods was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1964. He was called to the bar in 1970 and subsequently became a queen’s counsel.

He was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1984 and became the Chief Judge at Common Law in 1984 before retiring in 2005. He served as chairman of the Law Reform Commission of New South Wales between 1982 and 1984. During his time as a judge, he served as a royal commissioner in the New South Wales police royal commission.

Selected Previous Reviews
  • November 2008 he released the Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in NSW. The inquiry reported on what changes were required within the child protection system to improve the safety of children and families in NSW.
  • Cycling Australia. Commissioned by the Minister for Sport to review the governance anti-doping arrangements of Cycling Australia
  • Drafted the NSW Law Reform Commission's 2011 report on Cheating at Gambling as lead Commissioner.

David Howman

photo of David HowmanDavid 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, 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.

Among other positions David has been Chair of New Zealand Tennis, Fair Play Citing Commissioner for SANZAR and New Zealand Rugby, a Board member for the Hillary Commission for Sport (now Sport New Zealand), and a Board Member of the New Zealand Sports Foundation.

David practises as an independent Barrister in Wellington.

Ray Murrihy

photo of Ray MurrihyRay Murrihy is the former manager of integrity for Racing NSW (1995-2016) and Racing QLD (1986-1995). In this role, Mr Murrihy was responsible for the control, supervision and conduct of thoroughbred horse racing including the integrity and safety of 800 race meetings conducted annually. Mr Murrihy was also Chairman of the National Chairman of Stewards Group for 30 years, an advisory sub-committee to Racing Australia on integrity and safety matters.

He is currently on the board of Responsible Wagering Australia. He is also an integrity consultant, providing independent expert integrity services to sporting and law enforcement agencies.

Murrihy maintains detailed specific knowledge of gambling related integrity issues in sport and racing.

Selected Previous Reviews
  • Recently contracted to review governance, rules and procedures for National Rugby League Club, Manly Sea Eagles.