How we work - inc Board & Council
On this page you can find out more about how England Athletics works including:
The central functions and services provided by England Athletics are maintained by a small team of staff. These services and responsibilities include member services, support relating to England international teams, Age Group Championships and Combined Events Championships both indoors and outdoors, and financial and accounting services.
Cick here to find out more about our strategic priorities, values and more.
We also have a team of staff covering the whole country to provide the sport with support and resources at a local level. To find out more about the staff in your area please see www.englandathletics.org/your-area. Many of the services provided to Clubs by England Athletics are delivered to through our Club Support Managers. There is a Club Support Manager covering every area of the country working to do exactly what their job says - to support the invaluable work of clubs and coaches. We also have a team of Education Coordinators. They too cover the whole country to ensure that courses for coaches and officials are held to enable them to develop their skills and improve their qualifications.
A key strength of the organisation is the bringing together of staff and the elected volunteer councils in nine regions. The elected regional chairs from each elected council come together to form the England Athletics National Council, a body which evaluates the needs and requirements of the sport in formulating proposals for consideration and action by the Board of England Athletics Ltd.
The National Council includes the nine regional council chairs and is an advisory and best practice sharing group which works to help shape national strategy and direction.
You can find out more about the National Council, Regional Councils and their work in the England Council section of the site.
We have regional staff delivering support to clubs and coaches across England. You can find their contact details at www.englandathletics.org/your-area. Our Membership Services are also able to help with most day-to-day enquiries, please see our Contact Us page for details.
National staff responsible for key areas of work are:
Chief Executive - Chris Jones: email@example.com
Head of Club Support & Local Partnerships - Chris Mallender: firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Participation - Matt Birkett: email@example.com
National Welfare Lead - Jane Fylan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer manager - Kerry Marland: email@example.com
Officials' Development Offcer - Nicola English: firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletics & Running Inclusivity Support Officer - Helen Newberry: email@example.com
2017 Inspiration Coordinator - Jane Stewart: firstname.lastname@example.org
Product Development Manager - Dan Parkinson: email@example.com
Marketing & Campaigns Manager - Jen O'Brien: firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Coaching and Athlete Development - Martin Rush: email@example.com
Education & Workforce Manager (Coaching) - Paul Moseley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaches Club Manager - Sarah Friday: email@example.com
Head of Business Partnerships & Major Events - Dean Hardman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Services Manager - Lynette Smith: email@example.com
England Competitions & Teams Logistics Manager - Andy Day: firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Manager - Andy Barber: email@example.com
Business Partnerships Manager - Andy Anstey: firstname.lastname@example.org
Major Events Manager - Alison Potts: email@example.com
Head of Insight & Performance Management - Dan Isherwood: firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Finance and Governance - Michael Davis: email@example.com
Head of HR - Samantha Carter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject to the Articles and the Act, the directors are responsible for the management of the Company’s business and affairs for which purpose they may exercise all the powers of the Company.
- Myra Nimmo - Chair of the Board
- Chris Jones - CEO
- Mike Neighbour - Chair of National Council
- Allan Wort - National Council
- Tim Soutar - Elected Director
- Neil Costello - Elected Director
- Karen Neale - Non Executive Director
- Sally Hughes - Non Executive Director
- Steve Grainger MBE - Non Executive Director
- Leshia Hawkins - Non Executive Director
- Peter Crawshaw - Non Executive Director
Company Secretary - Michael Davis
England Athletics Board Meeting Reports
|Tuesday 26th January 2016||Board Meeting Report - 26 January 2016|
|Wednesday 23 March 2016||Board Meeting Report - 23 March 2016|
|Wednesday 11 May 2016||Board Meeting Report - 11 May 2016|
|Wednesday 13 July 2016||Board Meeting Report - 13 July 2016|
|Wednesday 21 September 2016||Board Meeting Report - 21 September 2016|
England Athletics delivers and invests much of its work through focused advisory groups comprising both volunteers and paid staff. These groups have been established to help drive priority areas of work such as coaching, clubs, schools, facilities, officials development and the like. Groups are often chaired by a board member and administered by a paid member of our team. Budgets are aligned to groups to help deliver actions.
|Performance||Tracy Green||Neil Costello, Martin Rush, Andy Day|
|Participation||Steve Grainger||Alison Potts||Tony Shiret, Neil Costello, Chris Jones, Andy Anstey, Chris Mallender, Bob Smith, John Skevington, Kate Wooldridge, Andrew Lane|
|Commercial||Sally Hughes||Dean Hardman||
Chris Jones, Tony Shiret
For further information on advisory groups, please contact Chris Jones at email@example.com or contact your regional office for details of how you can support.
More about how we work
- England Athletics - Board Sub Committee Membership
- England Athletics - Audit and Assurance Committee - Terms of Reference
- England Athletics - Remuneration Committee - Terms of Reference
- England Athletics - Nominations Committee - Terms of Reference
- England Athletics - Governance Committee - Terms of Reference
Membership Process & Consultation Advisory Group
Performance Advisory Group
Participation Advisory Group
Commercial Advisory Group