Sir Craig Reedie has been nominated by the International Olympic Committee to suceed John Fahey as World Anti-Doping Agency president.
Reedie, an IOC vice president from Britain, was chosen ahead of former Olympic hurdles great Edwin Moses and former IOC medical director Patrick Schamasch.
Reedie told iSportconnect that if he was nominated by the IOC he would be eager to take up the position.
"If they (IOC) ask me to do it I will be delighted to do it," he said.
Current president John Fahey, a former Australian minister will step downfrom the role at the end of the year.
The 72-year-old, who is already a member of WADA's executive committee will be put up for election at November's World Conference on Doping in Sport in Johannesburg.
He is currently busy chairing the Evaluation Commission Committee for the 2020 Summer Olympics.