Cycling Australia’s (CA) commitment to integrity in cycling has been reconfirmed through the establishment of a renewed Ethics and Integrity Committee with a contemporary mandate and new members.
The Committee will provide recommendations to the CA Board on matters of ethics and integrity relating to the sport of cycling, including the development and review of an Ethics and Integrity Framework for Cycling Australia.
The Framework will include, but will not be limited to policies, procedures and guidelines relating to Member Protection, Child Safety, Race-Fixing, Illegal Betting, Anti-Doping & Illicit Substances, Sports Science and Medicine (including supplements), Athlete Wellbeing, Social Media, Gender and more.
The Committee is Chaired by Anne Gripper, a Director of Cycling Australia since November 2015 who has twenty years experience across ethics and integrity issues in sport. Gripper is currently a member of the UCI Anti-Doping Commission, a member of the Paddle Australia Ethics and Integrity Committee and was General Manager, Operations at the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority for six years and Director of Anti-Doping at the International Cycling Union in Switzerland for five years.
Members include Dr Craig Fry, Hon Associate Professor, School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne; Henry Lanzer AM, a senior commercial lawyer and Managing Partner at legal firm Arnold Bloch Leibler; and Jennifer Thomas, an experienced lawyer currently in the role of Corporate Counsel for a large health care company.
The Committee also includes three former professional cyclists in Dr Bridie O’Donnell, the inaugural Head of the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation in the Victorian Government; Mark Renshaw, a former world champion and lead-out man for Mark Cavendish; and Kristy Scrymgeour; a former team owner and manager across both men’s and women’s professional teams.
Anne Gripper, Chair - Ethics and Integrity Committee: “Establishing such a strong ethics and integrity committee is testament to Cycling Australia’s commitment to protecting the integrity of the sport. The Committee members have already demonstrated the depth of knowledge and expertise they bring to the sport through the discussion of several issues during their first two meetings in February and May.”
Steve Drake, CEO - Cycling Australia: “Cycling in Australia will certainly benefit through the experience of the members of the Ethics and Integrity Committee as they provide advice on a wide range of issues affecting the integrity of our sport.”
The Ethics and Integrity Committee is one of three Cycling Australia Board Sub-Committees along with Audit and Risk; and People.