Seven members have been appointed to the Commonwealth Games Federation Anti-Doping and Medical Commission ©Getty Images

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Executive Board has appointed seven new members to its Anti-Doping and Medical Commission, representing all six regions of the Commonwealth.

Grenada's Sonia Johnson, John MacLean from Scotland, Canada's Andrew Pipe, Chin Sim Teoh of Singapore, Uganda's Aya Nakitanda, Bruce Hamilton of New Zealand and Australia's Anita Green are the newest additions to the group.

All are doctors.

Johnson has served on the CGF Medical Commission at two Commonwealth Games - Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018 - as well as the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games.

MacLean is the medical director and chief executive of The National Stadium Sports Medicine Centre in Glasgow and chief medical consultant for the Scottish Football Association.

Pipe has been a member of the International Olympic Committee Medical and Scientific Expert Group and the CGF Medical Commission and is currently a clinician at the Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

Chin is the clinical director of the Sports and Exercise Medicine Centre at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Singapore and is a former member of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Therapeutic Use Exemption Expert Group and the Anti-Doping Committee of the International Paralympic Committee. 

Nakitanda, an epidemiologist, was recently a member of the WADA Health Medical and Research Committee and is the President of the Uganda National Anti-Doping Organization.

Hamilton previously worked as the chief medical officer for UK Athletics and is now the director of performance health at High Performance Sport New Zealand and the medical lead of the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

Green has more than 25 years of experience as a sports doctor and served as the chief medical officer for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

The appointment panel was led by CGF Anti-Doping and Medical Commission chair Peter Harcourt - the only existing member of the body.

"I am delighted that, following an open and extensive research process, we have been able to appoint seven exceptional individuals to the Commission," said Harcourt.

"I am proud that we have been able to recruit genuine, world leading experts in the anti-doping and medical field who represent the diversity of the Commonwealth.

"These are exciting times as we will not only be overseeing the anti-doping and medical services required for the Games but also be setting a long-term strategy and developing policy through our collective knowledge and expertise in order to help the CGF fulfil its vision and mission."

All new members of the Anti-Doping and Medical Commission have been appointed for an initial two-year term through to the CGF General Assembly in 2023 except Green, whose term ends after the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.