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: email@example.com
Chris Mallender - Head of Local Delivery: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynette Smith - Membership and Administration Manager: email@example.com
Martin Rush - Head of Coaching and Athlete Development: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Day - Head of Teams & Competitions: 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
Anna Gray - Community Athletics Programme Manager: email@example.com
June Swift - Volunteer, Young People and Officials' Development Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Moseley - Coach Development and Education Manager: email@example.com
Liz Purbrick - National Disability Manager (Community Participation): firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean Hardman - Senior Business Development and Communications Manager: email@example.com
Ralph Knibbs - Head of HR and Welfare: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Davis - Financial Controller: email@example.com
Samantha Carter– HR Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Anstey - National Running Partnerships Manager: email@example.com
Sue Tamblyn - Company Secretary
Alison Potts - Executive Assistant and Events Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 CBE - Chair of the Board
- Chris Jones - CEO
- Tony Shiret - Chair of National Council
- Mike Harris - 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
- Wendy Sly MBE - Non Executive Director
- Peter Crawshaw - Non Executive Director
Company Secretary - Sue Tamblyn
Financial Controller - Michael Davis
England Athletics Board Meetings 2013-14
*Meetings to be held at Athletics House, Alexander Stadium, Birmingham
Other dates – Venue tbc
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||Mike Harris||Tracy Green||Neil Costello, Martin Rush, Andy Day|
|Participation||Steve Grainger||Alison Potts||Tony Shiret, Neil Costello, Chris Jones, Andy Anstey, Chris Mallender, Anna Gray, Bob Smith, John Skevington, Kate Wooldridge, Andrew Lane|
|Membership Process and Consultation||Wendy Sly||Dean Hardman||Tim Soutar, Neil Costello, Geoff Morphitis, Barry Parker, Mark Wall, Alan Edwards, Andy Barber, Chris Mallender|
|Commercial||Sally Hughes||Dean Hardman||
Wendy Sly, 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 - Athletics Appointments Panel - Terms of Reference
- England Athletics - Governance Working Group - Terms of Reference
Membership Process & Consultation Advisory Group
Performance Advisory Group
Participation Advisory Group