Chief Executive Officer
David Sharpe APM OAM
David brings with him 30 years of experience in various national and international law enforcement roles, holding senior positions in a professional sporting code and headed up Australia’s national anti-doping organisation until its move over to Sport Integrity Australia.
David served as a member of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) rising to the rank of Assistant Commissioner. He worked in a number of national and international policing roles including leading the AFP’s National Protection Operations, Serious and Organised Crime Group, Counter Terrorism Unit and Close Operations Support Group. In 2006 David was seconded to private industry as the Manager for the National Rugby League’s Canberra Raiders, where he was responsible for management of football operations, as well as the design and implementation of education, development, and welfare programs for the National Rugby League. He returned to the AFP in 2008 and completed number of managing roles. In 2015 he was promoted to Assistant Commissioner and accepted a role leading the Protection portfolio. As National Manager he was responsible for Uniform Protection of Commonwealth interests and establishments, Dignitary Protection and planning for major events with Australian involvement. Prior to his policing career, David played rugby league with the Canberra Raiders in the National Rugby League and later transitioned from rugby league to his career with the AFP. David was on the Canberra Raiders coaching staff in 2001 and 2002 and in 2007 moved to the private sector for two years as the Manager for the Canberra Raiders.
Deputy CEO Operations
Susan joined the AFP 32 years ago in 1988. She served her first 12 years in ACT Policing in General Duties, Collision Investigation, Sexual Assault and General Crime teams where she gained her detective designation. In 2000, she moved to the AFP College into the Investigations Team and was promoted to Sergeant. Over the next 15 years she worked in Protection, the Commissioner’s office, the International Network and Professional Standards. In 2015 she was promoted to Station Sergeant, ACTP Traffic Operations until her next promotion in 2017 to Superintendent, ACTP Futures Program. From October 2018 – 2019 she was the North District Superintendent responsible for 200 staff and three community police stations. Her main focus was working with other agencies to reduce alcohol fuelled violence, family violence and mental health incidents. In October 2019, she transferred to her current role as Superintendent, Specialist Response, SRG, responsible for supporting the AFP/ACTP frontline operations and investigations with specialist capabilities such as Bomb Response, Maritime, Search and Rescue, Negotiators, Planning, Logistics, Compliance and Communications. In October 2020, she was promoted to Commander and out posted for 12 months to Sport Integrity Australia as the Deputy CEO – Operations, responsible for Intelligence, Investigations and Science & Medicine.
Susan is on secondment from the Australian Federal Police.
Deputy CEO Strategy and International Engagement
Darren has worked in the anti-doping area for almost 15 years and is a recognised international expert in that field. He has regularly provided advice to other Anti-Doping Organisations including New Zealand, India, Sri Lanka and the Commonwealth Games Federation including acting as the agency liaison during the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. He was appointed to the International Weightlifting Federation’s Independent Monitoring Group that assessed the eligibility of suspended countries to return to international competition. Darren is the Minister for Sport’s Registered Deputy at WADA Foundation Board and Executive Committee meetings. He also attends the UNESCO Conference of Parties to represent Australia’s views in relation to the UNESCO Anti-Doping Convention and is an observer on the Oceania Regional Anti-Doping Organisation’s Board. Darren is the Chair of the Council of Europe’s Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Ensuring Whistle-blowers Protection, is a member of the Council of Europe’s One Voice public authorities’ platform and supervises input into a variety of Council of Europe working groups on anti-doping and competition manipulation. He has responsibility for Sport Integrity Australia’s international engagement and strategy.
Deputy CEO Sports Engagement
Emma Johnson OLY
Emma is responsible for Education, Legal, Sports Engagement, Communications and Assessments at Sport Integrity Australia. Emma worked in commonwealth and state government agencies in anti-corruption, national security and integrity portfolios before joining ASADA in 2018, where she lead the testing and sports engagement team. Emma is a co-chair of Play by the Rules, and a member of WADA’s NADO Expert Advisory Group. Emma was a member of the Australian Swimming team from 1995-1999, and represented Australia at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, where she won a Bronze medal in the 4 x 200 metre freestyle relay.
Chief Operating Officer
Bill is responsible for Governance, Finance, Human Relations and IT. Bill has a 25 year career in the public service, joining in 1995 as a veterinary officer before moving across a diverse range of public service positions, including trade negotiation, diplomacy, grant management, pharmaceutical inspection and approvals and the establishment of Australia’s medicinal cannabis scheme. Before joining Sport Integrity Australia, Bill headed the Sports Integrity Taskforce, which first developed the government response to the Wood Review into Australia’s sports integrity arrangements and then commenced implementation, leading to the creation of both the National Sports Tribunal and
Sport Integrity Australia.