The Board of Directors is Welsh Athletics’ key decision-making body. The Board provides leadership, takes account of the stakeholders’ interests, and is accountable both for its own decisions and the actions of Welsh Athletics as a whole.

Minutes of meetings of the Board and its sub-groups.

The Board of Directors

  • Steve Perks (Chair)
  • Nick Everitt (Vice-Chair)
  • Vanancy (Chair of General Council)
  • Chris Gough (Chair of Finance Sub-Group)
  • Dan Clements (Chair of Performance Sub-Group)
  • Lorna Kerr (Chair of People & Culture Sub-Group)
  • Helen Adams (Chair of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Sub-Group)
  • Tom Overton (Chair of Development and Participation Sub-Group)
  • Jonathan Ford (Chair of Commercial Sub-Group)
  • Lynne Brier (Clubs and Safeguarding)

Our Board Sub-Groups

The Welsh Athletics governance structure delegates authority to a number of key subgroups of the Board. The sub-groups will support the delivery of key strategic objectives, as well as providing oversight in key areas such as Governance and Finance & Audit.

People & Culture Sub-group

Terms of Reference

  • Lorna Kerr - NED (Chair)

  • Andrew Thomas - Head of Finance & People (Secretary)

  • Eleanor Cartlidge - People & Business Assistant

  • Tony John - Independent

  • Michael Ewins - Independent

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Sub-group

Terms of Reference

  • Helen Adams - NED (Chair)
  • Lorraine Mulvaney
  • Bethan Davies - Performance Logistics Assistant
  • Rachel Brenton
  • Richard Dando
  • Stephen DeAbreu
  • Neil Taylor - Para Athletics Pathway Officer
  • Tom Cole - Club Development Manager - East

Performance Sub-group

Terms of Reference

  • Dan Clements - NED (Chair)
  • Chris Type - Head of Performance (Secretary)
  • Chris Jones - National Coach
  • Rhys Williams - National Talent Development Coordinator - Sprints & Hurdles 
  • Stephen Bailey - Coach
  • Georgina Williams – UK Athletics Coach Education
  • Zoe Eaton – Sport Wales

Development & Participation Sub-group

Terms of Reference

  • Tom Overton (Chair)
  • Hannah Pretty - Head of Development & Participation (Secretary)
  • Ali Abdi
  • Alistair Dickson
  • Chris Pratt
  • Cressy Morgan
  • Jo Bohannon Walker
  • Louise Edwards
  • Melissa Anderson
  • Paul Adams
  • Rachel Bowen
  • Rhys Jones

Finance Sub-group

Terms of Reference

  • Nick Everitt - Chair

  • Jessica Hardy - Finance Assistant (Secretary)

  • Chris Jones

  • Chris Gough - Independent

  • James Williams - Chief Exec

  • Andrew Thomas - Head of Finance & People

President & Vice President of Welsh Athletics

Role descriptions

  • President of Welsh Athletics – Graham Finlayson
  • Vice President of Welsh Athletics – Bernie Plain & Ian Griffiths

Appointments Panel

Terms of Reference

Oversees the recruitment and appointments process for all new Directors of the Company.

Membership of the panel varies by the role to be appointed and is fully described in the panel's terms of reference document (above)