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Meet our new National Integrity Manager: Ross Ashcroft

We are delighted to welcome Ross Ashcroft as our new National Integrity Manager at the ASAPD. Ross brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective, shaped by a global educational journey and a commitment to human rights, justice, and inclusion.

Ross’s educational background is as diverse as his international experiences, spanning five countries—Australia, Singapore, China, Germany, and Canada. With nine tertiary qualifications, his expertise covers areas such as Law, Chinese language and culture, Islamic studies, Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), and High-Performance Sport. Additionally, he holds vocational qualifications in sports massage, personal training, strength & conditioning, and athlete well-being.

With a foundation in academia and law, Ross has been a dedicated advocate for human rights, justice, procedural fairness, and inclusion throughout his career. His journey led him to the world of sports, where he actively participates in local, national, and international events, serving in athlete support roles.

Ross’s commitment to integrity and inclusion in sports is evident through his involvement in key events such as the INAS Games 2019, OA Virtus Games 2022, and the Virtus Global Games 2023 in Vichy. These experiences not only showcase his dedication but also highlight his understanding of the needs of athletes in various settings.

Currently, Ross contributes to the International Paralympic Committee’s Independent Board of Appeals and the Independent Anti-Doping Tribunal, further strengthening his commitment to upholding the highest standards of integrity in sports.

Ross Ashcroft’s curiosity about the world, combined with his diverse education and experience, drives his dedication to advancing the vision and purpose of the ASAPD and its member organisations. We are confident that his leadership as the National Integrity Manager will play a pivotal role in ensuring the integrity and inclusivity of our organisation and the broader sports community. Join us in welcoming Ross Ashcroft to the ASAPD team as we continue our commitment to excellence and inclusivity in sports.