How we work - England Athletics Structure and Governance
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.
A document showing our core goals for the 2013-17 period is available on the right hand side of this page.
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 by England Athletics are delivered to clubs and coaches through our Club and Coach Support Officers. There is a Club and Coach Support Officer 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. We also have Activators who work to create new opportunities to bring people into the sport. Our Run England programme works to bring more people into the sport through recreational running.
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.
Many of the operations and services of England Athletics are carried out at a national level. The national staff are:
Chris Jones - CEO: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Stanley - Head of Coaching and Development: email@example.com
Ralph Knibbs - Head of HR and Welfare: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynette Smith - Head of Membership Services: email@example.com
Andy Day - Head of Teams & Competitions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Liggins - Financial Controller: email@example.com
Sue Tamblyn - Company Secretary
Andy Anstey - Hard of Participation: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Mallender - Head of Community Participation: email@example.com
Emma Davenport - North Area Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Foad - Acting Midlands and SW Area Manager: email@example.com
Neil Deans - South Area Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Smith - London Area Manager: email@example.com
Andy Barber - Media Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean Hardman - Council and Membership Communications Manager: email@example.com
Anna Gray - Community Athletics Programme Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamsin Fudge - Acting National Disability Manager (Community Participation): email@example.com
Alison Potts - Executive Assistant and Events Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
England Athletics delivers and invests much of its work through focused project 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 council portfolio holder and administered by a paid member of our team. Budgets are aligned to groups to help deliver actions. For further information on project groups, please contact email@example.com or contact your regional office for further details of how you can support.
The Board Of Directors is tasked with supporting and endorsing high level strategic and financial decisions that shape the delivery of actions within the National Strategy.
- Peter King - Chair of the Board
- Chris Jones - CEO
- Mike Harris - National Council
- Mike Heath - Vice Chair
- Karen Neale - Non Executive Director
- Nigel Rowe - Non Executive Director
- Wendy Sly - Non Executive Director
- Peter Crawshaw - Non Executive Director
- Tony Shiret - Chair of National Council
- Tim Soutar - Elected Director
- Neil Costello - Elected Director
Executive Assistant and Events Manager - Alison Potts - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Company Secretary - Sue Tamblyn
Financial Controller - Kate Liggins
England Athletics Board Meetings 2013-14
*Meetings to be held at Athletics House, Alexander Stadium, Birmingham
Other dates – Venue tbc
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 - Athletics Appointments Panel - Terms of Reference
- England Athletics - Governance Working Group - Terms of Reference
Membership Process & Consultation Advisory Group