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 subgroups.

The Board of Directors

  • Steve Perks (Chair)
  • Ron Odunaiya
  • Sue Alvey (Chair of General Council)
  • Dr Nicky Lewis (Chair of Governance Sub-Group)
  • Adrian Thomas (Chair of Performance Sub-Group)
  • Nick Everitt (Chair of Finance Sub-Group)
  • Bernie Plain

Our Board Sub-Groups

The Welsh Athletics governance structure delegates authority to a number of key sub groups 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.


Governance Sub-Group

Terms of Reference

  • Dr Nicky Lewis (Chair)
  • Charlotte Waite (Equality and Diversity)
  • Anthony Clements (Independent)
  • James Williams (Head of Operations)
  • Andrew Thomas (Office Manager, Secretary to Group)
  • Vacant
  • Vacant

Finance Sub-Group

Terms of Reference

  • Nick Everitt - Chair
  • Matt Newman (Chief Executive)
  • - to be confirmed - (Independent)
  • - to be confirmed - (Strategic Lead)
  • James Williams - (Head of Operations)
  • Lynn Goward (Finance Manager, Secretary to Group)

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)


President & Vice President of Welsh Athletics

Role descriptions

President of Welsh Athletics – Lynette Harries
Vice President of Welsh Athletics – Graham Finlayson & Ian Griffiths