Drug Free Sport New Zealand
Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) is an independent Crown Entity originally established by the New Zealand Sports Drug Agency Act 1994, and is continued by the Sports Anti-Doping Act 2006. DFSNZ is responsible for implementing and applying the the World Anti-Doping Code in NZ.
Tough new anti-doping rules came into force on January 01 2015 which will see athletes who use performance enhancing drugs face longer bans from all sport. Changes have been made to New Zealand’s Sports Anti-Doping Rules to reflect the World Anti-Doping Agency’s 2015 World Anti-Doping Code.
DFSNZ receives public funding through Vote Sport and Recreation and is accountable for its performance to the Minister for Sport and Recreation and to Parliament.
- Chair – Warwick Gendall
- Chief Executive - Nick Paterson
- Tel (09) 582 0388 or 0800 Drug Free (0800 378 437)
- Postal Address - PO Box 17451, Greenlane, Auckland 1546
All members of the board are appointed by the Minister for Sport and Recreation. The board will consist of no more than five members.
Board Membership (expiry of term in brackets):
• Warwick Gendall – Chair (July 2021)
• Sarah Ulmer (July 2020)
• Tim Castle (July 2021)
• Dr Ruth Highet (July 2021)
• Keven Mealamu (May 2020)
Updated on 7th October 2019