UK Anti-Doping Appoints Hamish Coffey as Director of Operations

UK Anti-Doping Appoints Hamish Coffey as Director of Operations

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has announced the appointment of Hamish Coffey as Director of Operations from immediate effect. Previously, Hamish was appointed Interim Director of Operations in March following the departure of Pat Myhill.

A photo of Hamish Coffey, UKAD's Director of Operations
Hamish Coffey
UKAD Director of Operations


Hamish will continue to oversee the development of science and medicine, testing, and intelligence and investigations programmes at UKAD. 

Hamish brings a wealth of anti-doping experience to the role having worked at UKAD, WADA and UK Sport for 19 years. Hamish joined UK Sport in 2004 as DCO Administrator and has gone on to hold a number of roles at UKAD and became Deputy Director of Operations (Testing) in 2018 where he was responsible for the strategic oversight of UKAD’s risk-based intelligence-led testing programme covering more than 40 sports.

Hamish is also a WADA Auditor for the WADA Code compliance monitoring programme and was previously Chair of the WADA Independent Observer (IO) Team at the 2019 European Games in Minsk. 

UKAD Chief Executive, Jane Rumble, said: “Hamish is a well-respected figure in the anti-doping community and his extensive experience over many years is unrivalled.”

“Hamish is an organisational leader who has been involved in a number of strategic projects to deliver anti-doping programmes across Major Events and international governance. His natural progression to lead UKAD’s Operations Directorate, an integral function of anti-doping to protect clean sport, is very well deserved.” 

Hamish Coffey, Director of Operations at UKAD, said: “As a sports fan, I feel passionately that athletes are able to play and win fairly and for this, I’m delighted to have been appointed Director of Operations.”

“I’m privileged to work with such a fantastic team at UKAD who have an unrivalled knowledge of anti-doping and I look forward to working with them to continue our mission to protect sport from doping in the UK.”