Alun Williams has decided that the time is now right to step down from the board and has resigned his position as a director. This coincides with subtle changes to the governance structure. Alun has been a valued committee member for many years and club president in recent times.
Endurance Director Paul Ingrouille, another long-time committee member said “Alun Williams has been a valued committee member for 25 years first as club secretary then since 2009 as club president. He has decided that the change in structure provides the right time for him to resign from the board to focus on other activities. We are pleased that he will still remain active within the club in his role as coach to the endurance progression group (chiefly 11-13 year olds) and also as part of an endurance events sub-committee. Alun will continue to be involved in initiatives outside the club and will continue work with schools athletics as well as participation athletics over a wider age range.”
Athletics Development Officer Tom Druce thanked Alun for his work over the years: “Alun is a big personality within the club and will continue to be so in his role as coach and his involvement with certain endurance events and schools athletics. His love and enthusiasm for the sport is clear and the club cannot thank him enough for the time and effort he has invested in athletics over the years.”
The club has been a Limited By Guarantee Company for a couple of years and the board of directors will now be given distinct roles and responsibilities. This is intended to give club members relevant points of contact should questions or issues arise. It also means that at board level, although there is a joint responsibility for the running of the club, the directors will take personal responsibility for their specific area of expertise.
Sarah Hancock and Estelle Allen have both been appointed to the board to replace Alun and Zoe Toms.
The board of directors will work alongside the Athletics Development Officer in managing club matters.
Liz Powell – Operations & HR Director
Paul Ingrouille – Endurance Director
Nick Marley – Colts & Junior Track & Field Director
Josh Allaway – Elite Athlete Representative Director
Sarah Hancock – Finance Director
Estelle Allen – Administration Director