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UK Athletics Members Council

Jason Gardener



Jason is currently the President of UKA having been elected at the AGM in December 2015.  Born in Bath, Somerset started his career at the World Junior Championships in 1994, where he was placed second in the individual 100m and bettered this to take his first gold medal as part of the 4x100m relay team.  In 1999 he took bronze at the World indoors in the 60m, breaking the British record, and later that year saw him run 9.98s breaking the 10 second barrier for the first time in the 100m. He was also part of the national record breaking 4x100m relay team along with Darren Campbell, Marlon Devonish, and Dwain Chambers that they set in Seville, Spain running 37.73 seconds.

Jason competed for City of Bath AC and Wessex and Bath AC during his career. 

In 2005 he was awarded the MBE.


BSC Hons Media & Sociology at Bath Spa University (2003)

Other Commitments:

Co-Owner of Team Super Schools

Sports Consultant for Youth Sports Trust, Red Bull and United Learning Trust.  UKA Representative on the London Marathon Charitable Trust.

Occasional athletics presenter for Eurosport, Channel Four & BBC

Career summary:

Olympic Champion 4x100m 2004

World Champion Indoor 60m 2004

European Champion Indoor 60m 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007

Commonwealth Games Champion 4x100m 2002

GB Athletics Men's Team Captain and England Men's Team Captain Commonwealth Games 2002 

Donna Fraser


Vice President

Donna was elected as Vice President of UKA in December 2015. The four-time Olympian was fourth over 400m at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 and captained the British team at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

An avid Croydon Harrier club athlete, Fraser has an enviable reputation amongst the athletics community from grass roots right through to elite level.

Peter King


England Representative

Peter’s early experience in sport included being captain of Dorking St Paul’s Athletic Club and he has gone on to serve a range of sports. He is Chair of England Athletics and previously CEO of British Cycling from 1997 – 2008 and an Executive Director since 2008. He was CEO of Pentathlon GB from 2010 – 2011, and CEO of British Fencing, 2012 – 2014. He has been a Sport Wales Board member since 2012. His other experience includes being a Director of the Sport and Recreation Alliance, Sport and Recreation Ventures Ltd, and Commonwealth Games England.

Peter is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries & Administrators, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Leslie Roy


Scotland Representative

Elected President of scottishathletics in 2011 Leslie is now serving her second four year term of office. Her presidential duties include chairing the Track & Field Selection Panel, Championship timetable group and being a strong voice and advocate on the board for the membership of the sport throughout Scotland. Leslie is also an active official and plays a lead role in the running of the Youth development league in Scotland.

Leslie has extensive Team Management experience – ranging from Celtic Games (where she was also a competitor) through to Commonwealth Games level (Manchester & Melbourne) and a member of the General Team Management for Team Scotland for the Delhi and Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Carol Anthony


Wales Representative

Carol is the Chair of Welsh Athletics and has been a member of the Board since 2007. Her career has spanned both business and education.

She has held senior business management posts in multi-national companies in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.

A former teacher and lecturer in Physical Education and Sports Science, Carol also held senior management posts in both the secondary and tertiary sectors of education.

On the sporting front she represented Wales, at senior level, in Netball as a player, coach, umpire, and team manager. She has attended two World Tournaments as a player and Team Manager respectively and

She was Welsh National Coach for Under 21 and Under 18 Welsh squads and Wales Colleges squads.

Carol was formally Chair of Welsh Netball, a member of the national talent identification and selection panel and a member of the Netball Europe Management Committee.

Roy Corry


Northern Ireland Representative

Roy Corry has been involved in Athletics in Northern Ireland for the past 50 years. He is currently president and an active member of Willowfield Temperance Harriers (formed 1898).

Roy has also been Honorary Treasurer of Athletics Northern Ireland since 1995, and is a management board member.

He is a semi retired Chartered Managerment Accountant and was also Branch President - his personal hobbies include cycling, rugby and music.


Affiliated Clubs Representative


Tony Shiret


Affiliated Clubs Representative 

Tony is the Chair of the England Athletics National Council and Co-Chair of the London Regional Council. He has been Chair of Newham & Essex Beagles AC and President of Cambridge University Athletics Club.

Tony is a Chartered Accountant and works as an Equities Analyst at Espirito Santo Investment Bank. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Nigel Rowe


Representative of Road Runners

Nigel has been involved in road running for over 20 years as organiser, participant and official and is also a Non Executive Director of England Athletics.

He represents England Athletics on the runbritain Technical Group, having an input into annual standards, road race handbook and race director course revision.

He has previous held the post of South-West Regional Chair for England Athletics from its inception and is the Chair of the Regional Panel for Licensing in the South West.

Nigel welcomes any points that members would like him to raise on their behalf not only on road running issues but cross country, trail, fell or multi terrain. 


Keith Reed


Coaches Representative

Keith has been involved in Athletics for over 30 years as an athlete, coach, official and administrator.

Based in the South West of England and a level 3 UKA coach for jumps, he coaches junior athletes at his club as well as a road running group and a wheelchair athlete. He also works part time as a self- employed athletics coach in schools across the Plymouth area.

A qualified official on the UK National list for track, and also on the EA regional Council for the South West, he has been club secretary of Erme Valley Harriers for more than 25 years and has a wide experience of athletics administration.

Keith hopes that he can represent the views of all coaches in the UK and work closely with the professional staff in all four home countries. Please feel free to him if you have any issues relating to coaching on kreed@cleeve41.freeserve.co.uk

Wendy Haxell


Officials Representative

Retired school teacher. Interests include reading, scrabble, WI, music, cooking, travel and U3A.

Wendy qualified as a track judge 46 years ago, but now also works in photo finish. She is involved in management roles nationally but still maintains her interest in athletics at all levels including Sportshall and Special Olympics.

She acts as a tutor for UKA.

Lawrence Clarke

Lawrence Clarke 

Athlete Representative

Lawrence is an active 110m hurdler who notably finished fourth in the London Olympic Games 110m Hurdles Final. 

He was Captain of the British Athletics Team at the 2015 European Indoor Championships.

Lord Coe
Lord Coe



Lord Coe was a double Olympic champion in an illustrious competitive career on the track.

In 1992 he was elected as Conservative MP for Falmouth and Camborne, and in a successful political career was private secretary to William Hague, the leader of the Conservative Party in opposition between 1997 and 2001.

Coe was also President of the AAA between 2000 and 2004. Then in 2005 leading the project as the bid chairman, the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were awarded to London.

It was a success which saw him awarded the KBE in the 2006 New Year Honours.

He was elected IAAF President in August 2015. 

Roger Simmons


Serving as a Council appointed Member

Roger previously served as a UKA board member holding key roles within the organisation including: Head of Track & Field Policy and Support Team. President of the European Champion Junior Clubs organisation, Chair of the UK Athletics National Officials and Appointments/Upgrading Committee and Chair of the UKA Eligibility Committee. Also a member of the 2012 working group and the UKA member of the British Paralympic Associations..

He has been hugely involved with British and International athletics. He has been Chairman & President of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers, Promotions Officer & Chairman of the British Athletics League, Chairman of South West Athletics, Chair of the 2003 World Athletics Indoor Championships and 2007 European Athletics Indoor Championships Technical Committee's, Founder & Chairman of British Association of Track and Field Leagues, and Chair of UKA Technical Committee.


Off Track Clubs Representative