WADA installs James Fitzgerald to senior comms role

WADA installs James Fitzgerald to senior comms role

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has appointed James Fitzgerald as its new senior manager, media relations and communications.

Fitzgerald joins the Montreal-based agency from World Rugby, where he managed media and communications having previously held a similar role with the International Cricket Council (ICC).

As WADA’s primary media contact, Fitzgerald will handle WADA communications via the media to all anti-doping stakeholders.

“We are thrilled to welcome James Fitzgerald to WADA as a key player of the agency’s five-person communications team,” said Catherine MacLean, WADA’s director of communications.

“James has significant experience with leading international federations and news outlets, which has helped him develop a solid media expertise and network.

Fitzgerald’s appointment follows last year’s departure of WADA's previous senior media relations and communications manager Ben Nichols, who became director of communications and public affairs for the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) in November.