UK Athletics has commenced recruitment of a new Chief Executive Officer to take the organisation forward.

The process opens today, (Tuesday 18 January) and the job specification and advert can be viewed here. The closing date for applications is 20 February 2022.

This recruitment phase comes at a key time for the organisation which has been under the leadership of Chair Ian Beattie since October, and with four major senior track and field championships scheduled for 2022, the incoming CEO will take their seat at an exciting time for the sport.

Interim CEO Mark Munro has confirmed that he will not be applying for the permanent role of CEO at this time for personal reasons but will remain at UKA and continue his already successful work area overseeing Development.

“On behalf of the Board of UK Athletics I would like to thank Mark for the massive contribution he has made in the short time he has been delivering the interim role and will no doubt continue to do until a permanent CEO appointment is made.

“For personal reasons it is not a role he is able to undertake permanently at this time, but I am pleased to confirm that he will remain with UKA, not only continuing to oversee the Development area, but also to provide a high level of support to the new CEO.”

“I am very keen to encourage applications for this CEO role at what is an exciting time for the organisation, knowing they will be supported by a strong Board and Senior Leadership Team with a wealth of knowledge and experience within the sport.”

To view the advert and candidate information visit