Athletics NI Makes New Board Officer Appointments

16 October 2019

Athletics NI Makes New Board Officer Appointments

Athletics Northern Ireland is delighted to announce the appointments of David Abrahams and Tony Wall to the Board of Directors. Having served their maximum terms of office, long serving Chair David Seaton MBE and Treasurer Roy Corry, will be standing down at the Annual General Meeting, this evening.

David will be succeeded as Chair by current General Secretary John Allen MBE and Roy will be succeeded as Treasurer by Tony Wall. David Abrahams will take up the post of Vice-Chair at the meeting.


Former International high jumper and current Glens Runners member David Abrahams brings a wealth of governance and business experience to the post. He has served on a number of arts boards and is a senior executive with Marsh Insurance. He said of his recent appointment “This is a very exciting opportunity for me, and I am looking forward to working with the board and staff during this time of great growth in the sport of athletics.  I hope that my contribution will enable the organisation to further develop and progress in all areas of the sport.”


Tony Wall is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Ulster University and is well known through-out the athletics community as Chair of North Down Athletics Club and an active member on the Athletics NI Road Running and Cross Country Committee.

Kerry Woods, Director of Business & Operations, said of the appointments: “We are really pleased with the new appointments of David and Tony and I know they will bring their excellent skills and attributes to these leadership roles. Our sincere thanks must go to David and Roy for their many years of unwavering dedication to Athletics NI and the sport in general. We are also delighted that John Allen will be taking up the reigns of the organisation in his new role of Chair and I know that David and Roy will continue to be involved in an informal capacity.”

“This is an exciting time of growth for athletics and running and these appointments will provide the support and guidance to ensure the organisation can build on the progress already made.”