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 Athletics and Running - Matt Birkett: firstname.lastname@example.org
Athlete and Club Compliance and Wellbeing Manager - Jane Fylan: email@example.com
Volunteer Manager - Kerry Marland: firstname.lastname@example.org
Officials' Development Offcer - Nicola English: email@example.com
Inclusion Manager - Liz Purbrick: firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Inspiration Coordinator - Jane Stewart: email@example.com
Participation Programmes Manager - Dan Parkinson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marketing and Campaigns Manager - Gemma Mason email@example.com
Head of Coaching and Athlete Development - Martin Rush: firstname.lastname@example.org
Education and Workforce Manager (Coaching) - Paul Moseley: email@example.com
Coaches Club Manager - Sarah Friday: firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Business Partnerships and Major Events - Dean Hardman: email@example.com
Membership Services Manager - Lynette Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org
England Competitions and Teams Logistics Manager - Andy Day: email@example.com
Media and Communications Manager - Andy Barber: firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Partnerships Manager - Andy Anstey: email@example.com
Facilities and Planning Manager - Jonathan Lee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Major Events Manager - Alison Potts: email@example.com
Head of Insight and Performance Management - Dan Isherwood: firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of HR - Gill Jones: email@example.com
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
- Mick Shortland - 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
England Athletics Board Meeting Reports
Complaints and Whistleblower Policies
You can download the following policies as below:
- England Athletics Complaints Policy Nov 17 - PDF 632K
- England Athletics Persistant & Vexacious Complaints Nov 17 - PDF 660K
- England Athletics and UKA have adopted the same Whistleblowing Policy. This can be accessed at http://www.uka.org.uk/governance/policies/