Selection Advisory Committee

The Selection Advisory Committee helped us decide who should become a Tribunal Member, providing independent, expert advice to the department and the Minister.


The NST Member Selection Advisory Committee comprised experts in sports:

  • law
  • medicine
  • administration.

They helped us assess applications to become a Member of the NST. 

Members of the NST Selection Advisory Committee were not paid. We are grateful for their voluntary contribution of advice about the Membership of the NST.


Jeff Gleeson KC

Member of the Victorian Bar for more than 30 years. Practices in general commercial law. For over 10 years, he has been engaged as senior Tribunal counsel by the AFL and has acted in anti-doping matters, including the investigation into the Essendon Football Club supplements matter. He is also engaged as senior counsel to Racing Victoria and senior counsel to Cricket Australia and is Chair of the Victorian Bar Sports Law Committee.

Gabrielle Trainor AO


Former lawyer, journalist, public sector executive and corporate adviser with a lifetime interest and involvement in sport. Non-executive director of a range of public, private, for purpose and government organisations over 30 years. Currently, a Commissioner of the AFL. Former director of the Australian Sports Commission. Former director of the Australian Sports Drug Agency (now Sport Integrity Australia) and of the GWS Giants including as chair of its Integrity Committee.

Dr Susan White AM


Specialist Sports and Exercise Physician who has worked in private practice, hospital-based sports medicine and Institutes of Sport over the last 25 years. Chair of the Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee. Chief Medical Officer Netball Australia. Former Cricket Australia Anti-doping Tribunal Member. Australian Olympic Team -  Team doctor (Beijing 2008) and Deputy Medical Director (London 2012). Australian Paralympic Team - Medical Director (Atlanta 1996).

Margot Foster AM OLY

Lawyer, Olympian, mediator and member of a range of boards and sport tribunals. Former board member of the Australian Sports Commission and Sport New Zealand. Served on numerous selection and discipline tribunals and conducted mediations, and investigations for a variety of sports organisations.

Brian Ward OAM LLB

Senior barrister and solicitor in all Australian jurisdictions, practising in corporate and commercial law. Sports law expert, teacher, writer, tribunal member and experienced board member. Former Deputy National Chair of Australian Red Cross and Chair of the ASADA (now Sport Integrity Australia) Advisory Group.

Laura Sigal

Senior solicitor. Currently, legal counsel for the Australian Basketball Players Association and the Australian Athletes Alliance. Previously, legal counsel of the AFL Players’ Association, general counsel of Professional Footballers Australia, and has done work for the Australian Netball Players’ Association, the Australian Cricketers’ Association, and the Australian Swimmers' Association.


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