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England Athletics appoints new Chief Executive

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Mike Summers
Mike Summers

6 February 2008


England Athletics have announced the appointment of Mike Summers as its new Chief Executive.


Mike, who will join England Athletics in early March, is currently the project manager for UK Athletics' Road Running Leadership Group (RRLG).  In this role he has worked with representatives from all levels of the sport, from the chairmen and chief executives of the national governing bodies and the major UK events such as the Flora London Marathon and BUPA Great North Run through to club secretaries, regional road running portfolio holders and directors of small races.


Prior to UK Athletics, Mike was an International Marketing Director with the multinational Thomson Corporation, leading a team of marketing professionals across the UK, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. A graduate of Lancaster and Durham Universities in Physics and Microelectronics, Mike also holds an MBA in Business Administration, specialising in marketing, from New York Institute of Technology.


Mike is a passionate runner, running marathons in Paris in 2006, Hamburg in 2007 and now in training for the Edinburgh Marathon in May 2008.