altSEPTEMBER 29 - UK ATHLETICS is to officially advertise for a new chairman and chief executive in The Sunday Times this weekend. Odgers, a firm of headhunters, are leading the search for both roles, the closing date of which is October 23.




The vacancy of chief executive, which carries an annual six-figure salary, has arisen following the recent resignation of Dave Moorcroft (pictured). The post of chairman is being created to strengthen the UKA leadership team in the build up to London 2012.

The chairman will lead and manage the UKA Board, act as an ambassador for athletics and foster relations with key stakeholders. He/she will work closely with the chief eexecutive.

The incoming chief executive will be charged with ensuring the delivery of the long term strategy for UKA and ensuring success at London 2012. Leading, managing, motivating and developing a world class organisation will be central to the role, the advert says.


The chief executive will also be expected to promote effective relations with the Home Countries and establish a sustainable legacy for the sport at every level.

Ian Fox, the non-executive board member leading the recruitment process, said today:
“Dave Moorcroft’s resignation has given UKA the opportunity to examine the way in which we operate and strengthen the UKA board.


"Both roles are extremely challenging and we are committed to finding the very best people to guide Britain’s biggest Olympic sport to success in 2012 and beyond.”