Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters)
Australian Institute of Sport
Richard Redman has been a lawyer in the field of sports law and integrity for 15 years.
Richard worked in private practice in Sydney (Allens) and Melbourne (Lander & Rogers), during which time he was the lead lawyer for the Cronulla Sharks Football Club players in relation to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) investigation into doping in the AFL and NRL. This was the largest integrity related matter in Australian sports history.
Richard was previously Head of Case Management for UK Anti-Doping and prior to that Director of Legal Services for ASADA. In the UK, Richard helped lead anti-doping preparations for the London Olympic Games. Richard also undertook a number of secondments to the World Anti-Doping Agency to deliver legal training to anti-doping bodies in Asia, the middle east and eastern Europe.
Prior to these roles, Richard coordinated the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Oceania Registry). Richard has appeared in, or administrated, more than 250 sports tribunal matters both in Australia and overseas. In addition, Richard has been a panel member of a number of sporting organisation code of conduct tribunals, and has sat as a member of the International Paralympic Committee disciplinary tribunal.
Richard is currently Manager, Conduct & Professionalism in the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement (AW&E) team. The AW&E team’s purpose is to lead and support Australia’s sporting industry to understand that a successful high performance culture includes athletes finding the right balance between wellbeing, engagement in activities outside of training and competition, and the requirements of elite sport. Richard assists athletes and sports with ethical decision making, misconduct, professionalism and duty of care matters.