By Duncan Mackay

Ben Nichols head and shouldersJune 13 - Briton Ben Nichols has been appointed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as its new senior manager for media relations and communications.

He replaces Terence O'Rorke, another Briton, who has left WADA after two years in the role.

Nichols, 29, joins from Influence Associates, a London-based company who work mainly in motor sport, where he was head of sports PR.

Prior to that, he worked as a senior press officer with Lotus Renault GP and as communications officer for Promoseven Sports, where he was involved in a wide portfolio of events in the Middle East and Asia, including the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships and the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou.

A graduate of De Montfort University, where he got a degree in media, Nichols has also worked briefly a sports sub-editor for The Times and The Sunday Times

Nichols could soon be working under Sir Craig Reedie, the former chairman of the British Olympic Association and now vice-president of the International Olympic Committee, who is the favourite to replace John Fahey as the President of WADA at the elections in November. 

Contact the writer of this story at [email protected]

Related stories
May 2013:
 Sir Craig Reedie in prime position to become new WADA President
March 2011: Briton appointed as new WADA communications manager