Paul Melia, Chairperson and Acting Director
Paul is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES).
Paul joined the organization in 1991 as Director of Education and Communications.
After serving in this capacity for eight years, he moved to the private sector where he held the position of Regional Vice President for In-Touch Survey Systems Inc.
In 2001, his
passion for promoting a Canadian sport environment based on positive values and the pursuit of excellence through fair and ethical means lead to his
return to the CCES
Paul oversees the CCES' operations, which include the administration of the Canadian Anti-Doping Program and working with the federal, provincial and territorial governments and other sport organizations to build a national ethics strategy for amateur sport under the banner True Sport.
also works extensively in the international arena promoting ethical and doping-free sport.
Paul is a graduate of the University of Ottawa with a Masters degree in Health Administration.
Prior to joining the CCES, Paul was Chief of the Tobacco Programs Unit at Health Canada where he was responsible for the direction and management of the Department's tobacco use reduction strategies.