UK Athletics has announced the appointment of a non-executive director to the board of UK Athletics.
Anne Wafula-Strike, the former GB & NI Paralympic wheelchair racer, who previously competed for Kenya at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games, has been appointed to the role.
In recent years Wafula-Strike has concentrated on charity work, fundraising and motivational speaking. She was awarded an MBE in 2014 for her services to disability sport and charity.
“It was a big honour to be asked to join the UK Athletics board. I’m passionate about contributing to the sport and giving back in a different way.
“It’s a privilege, and a challenge but I am willing to learn. The next few years are very exciting with the London IPC and IAAF World Championships on the horizon, and it’s important that we put the sport onto the map so come 2017 it’s at the forefront of everyone’s mind.”
Ed Warner, Chairman of UKA said:
“We are delighted to have Anne join us on the board of UK Athletics. As a performance athlete she competed at the highest level, whilst her wide experience in charity and ambassadorial work gives her a unique viewpoint on the development of our sport.
“I am sure her contribution will have a significant impact on the way British Athletics builds momentum towards the 2017 London Games.”