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Master of Arts (1962); Bachelor of Law (1964), University of Glasgow (Great Britain)
Former partner in a firm of independent financial advisors
Badminton, golf, athletics, rugby, squash
Participation in badminton competitions at national and international level (1962-1970)
Secretary of the Scottish Badminton Union (1964-1974) then President (1977-1979); Council member, Vice-President, Chairman (1970-1981) then President (1981-1984) of the International Badminton Federation (IBF - became later World Badminton Federation); Council member (1984-1992) then Treasurer (1990-1992) of the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF); Chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA) (1992-2005); member and Deputy Chairman of the United Kingdom Sports Council (1996-2002), Member of Executive Committee of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) (1997-2006); Member of Executive Committee and Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and Chairman of Finance and Administration Committee (1999-2013); WADA President (2014-); Director of Manchester 2002 Ltd (2001-2002); Member of the Executive Committee of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) (2001-2009); Director of the London 2012 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Ltd (2005-2012); Board member, Olympic Lottery Distributor (2005-2013)
Honorary Doctor of the University, University of Glasgow (Great Britain) (2001); Honorary Doctor of Laws, St Andrews University (Great Britain) (2005); Honorary Doctor of Laws, Brunel University (Great Britain) (2009); Honorary Doctor of Business Administration, University of Lincoln (Great Britain) (2010); Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of the West of Scotland (Great Britain) (2012); Honorary Doctor of Science, Glasgow Caledonian University, (Great Britain) (2013); Honorary Doctor of the University, University of Stirling (Great Britain) (2014)
Member of the Executive Board (2009-2012); IOC Vice-President (2012-2016); Member of the following Commissions: Marketing (1995-2014), Coordination for the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad in 2004 in Athens (1998-2004), “IOC 2000” (1999), Evaluation for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad 2008 (2001), Coordination for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in 2008 in Beijing (2002-2008), Olympic Programme (2006-2014), Ethics (2007-2014), Evaluation of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in 2016 (2008-2009), Communications (2015-); Member of the Board of the IOC Staff Pension Fund Foundation (2006-)