John Lister: 1941-2023

England Athletics and the AAA Board is sad to hear the news of the passing of John Lister on 6 May.

John served as Honorary Treasurer of the AAA from 1986 to 1991 and was a stalwart of the sport. Chairman Walter Nicholls fondly remembers working together with him on AAA committees and later as a co- director and member of the management board of British Athletics when John was appointed the first treasurer of that organisation on its formation in 1991.

At all times John was a wise and shrewd administrator fully immersed in the true interests of our sport. Eventually John was elected to the European Athletics Council becoming chairman of the Marketing and Communication Committee and was a leading administrator in the delivery of two European Championships, following which he was awarded the status of European Athletics Honorary Council Member

He will be sorely missed by all who new him as a friend and as an important voice in the administration of athletics. Our condolences go out to his wife and family.