- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

MONTREAL (AP) - David Howman will be stepping down as director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency next year.

WADA says Howman, who has been in the job since 2003, “has decided to complete his mandate” on June 30, 2016.

In the meantime, WADA says it is starting a search for his successor.

As director general, Howman runs the day-to-day operations of the Montreal-based agency. He has worked under previous WADA presidents Dick Pound and John Fahey and current president Craig Reedie.

Howman, of New Zealand, has been a prominent public figure in the global anti-doping movement, including in high-profile cases involving such athletes as Lance Armstrong.

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