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James Williams confirmed as CEO

16/06/2020 00:00, I Mewn Blog /

Welsh Athletics is pleased to announce that James Williams has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive on a permanent basis. James had been in the role of interim CEO since January of this year, taking over from Matt Newman who moved to become the full-time CEO of Run 4 Wales.

"James has proved his first class leadership qualities whilst undertaking the role as Interim CEO for the last six months. During these most taxing of times, he has, with the support of  a strong team, provided clear decision making and communication, innovative activities and a strong ethos. The Board look forward to working with James and ensuring that Welsh Athletics goes from strength to strength"

Stephen Perks, Chair of Welsh Athletics


‘I am delighted to become the permanent Chief Executive of Welsh Athletics. Despite the challenges that coronavirus has presented, I am very excited about what we could achieve across all aspects of the sport in Wales. Despite the restrictions, our clubs have demonstrated superb innovation in the way they have engaged with their members – we are determined to support our clubs to return stronger than ever.

We have set out an ambitious strategy for the sport in Wales, and I look forward to working with my colleagues, our member clubs and our dedicated volunteers to bring that strategy to life"

James Williams, CEO