David Howman has a new role at the World Squash Federation ©Getty Images

Former World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) director general David Howman has been elected chairman of the World Squash Federation's (WSF) Ethics Commission.

The New Zealander was voted in at the WSF World Doubles Championships held in English city Manchester last week.

Howman held the key role at WADA for 13 years before being replaced in September 2016 by Olivier Niggli.

The barrister was in charge when WADA launched its Independent Commission, chaired by its former chairman Richard Pound, which discovered evidence of state-supported doping in Russian athletics.

That revelation led to Russia's ongoing suspension from the International Association of Athletics Federations, with Howman since appointed as chair of the new Athletics Integrity Unit.

David Howman will chair the WSF Ethics Commission ©Getty Images
David Howman will chair the WSF Ethics Commission ©Getty Images

Howman was also critical of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) decision not to implement a widespread ban on Russian athletes from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The IOC instead left the participation of Russians up to the individual sporting governing bodies.

In his squash role, which comes with the sport still desperate to be accepted to the Olympics, Howman will be joined by four other members.

They are South Africa's Alison Burchell, Robert Dolman of Wales, Jim Hay of Scotland and Debendranath Sarangi of India.