9th December 2021


With the application process for the two new board directors set to close this Sunday, this month marks the end of board service for both Gordon Arthur and Penny Avis. Arthur, Chair of HR & Remuneration Committee and Avis, the current UKA Senior Independent Director, have completed their respective board terms and now step down.

UKA Chair Ian Beattie said:

“I’d like to thank both Gordon and Penny for their service on the board of UK Athletics in recent years.  Through challenging periods they have offered their vast experience and support to the organisation and we wish them well with future projects.

“The process for recruiting two new board members remains ongoing and there are still a few days left for interested candidates to apply ahead of this Sunday’s deadline.

“As previously stated we want to ensure  we appoint individuals with recent and relevant experience of involvement in athletics at an international level, either as an athlete, coach, official or administrator. Previous board experience is not a requirement and I’m very much looking forward to hearing from candidates who have something to give back to the sport.”

Find more details on the recruitment process for two non-executive directors here.