David Howman is Director General at WADA, the World Anti-Doping Agency. David Howman commenced work for WADA as Chief Operating Officer/Special Counsel in March 2003, and took over as Director General in August 2003. He was first involved with WADA as one of the original Foundation Board member representing Oceania, and as chair of the WADA Legal Committee. In addition, David served as chair of the independent observer team at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, and deputy chair of the independent observer team at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. David moved to the WADA head office in Montreal from Wellington, New Zealand, where he practised as a barrister specializing in sports law. He was chairman of the New Zealand Sports Drug Agency between 2000 and 2003 and previously its counsel. He was instrumental in writing the legislation for WADA and appeared as its counsel at several court hearings. Before joining WADA, David served as president of New Zealand Tennis and commissioner for New Zealand Rugby for a number of years. He has represented many prominent New Zealand sportsmen in various activities and contractual areas. Highly ranked as a junior tennis player, David was a member of the New Zealand Junior Davis Cup squad, and represented Victoria University in Rugby.