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Corporate governance

The Minister

ASADA reports to the Minister for Sport, the Hon Peter Dutton MP [external link].



As of 1 January 2010, ASADA governance has changed to the structure outlined below. Information about the new Advisory Committee and Anti-Doping Rule Violation Panel will be posted here as soon as it is available.


Chief Executive OfficerAurora Andruska ASADA CEO

Aurora Andruska is the Chief Executive Officer of the ASADA, the government body responsible for protecting Australia’s sporting integrity through the elimination of doping. Aurora joined ASADA in May 2010, bringing with her more than 30 years’ experience in public sector leadership roles. Her focus at ASADA is to encourage a strategic, harmonised and innovative approach to tackling doping in sport by working collaboratively with Australian and international sporting bodies and the anti-doping community, and building on Australia’s leading work in anti-doping intelligence and investigations.  

Prior to joining ASADA, Aurora was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Centrelink, the Australian Government agency that provides social services to more than seven million customers and has a national staff of up to 28,000 people. Aurora was responsible for developing stakeholder relationships and implementing major government reforms, as well as managing the corporate functions that enabled Centrelink to deliver on its strategic priorities.

Aurora has also held senior roles at the former Department of Education, Science and Training. Here she was responsible for driving Australian Government leadership of the national training system, developing and implementing changed funding arrangements for non-government schools, and creating a people-oriented culture within the organisation.

In the 2006 Australia Day Honours List, Aurora was awarded the Public Service Medal for outstanding public service in the development and implementation of a new national framework for vocational education and training in Australia.

ASADA's governance structure

On 1 January 2010, amendments to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006 (ASADA Act) came into place. As part of these amendments the ASADA structural and governance arrangements changed to include: 

  • the ASADA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) position which replaced the office of the ASADA Chair
  • the independent Anti-Doping Rule Violation Panel (ADRVP) to make findings on possible anti-doping rue violations
  • an Advisory Group for ASADA to provide advice to the ASADA CEO on sports doping matters. 


Statutory Appointments

Details of those persons appointed under the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority Act 2006 (Cth)
Name of the person Position appointed
Term of appointment
Provision under which appointed
Ms Aurora Andruska Chief Executive Officer
Three years