Liz is a fully trained journalist, whose career has included BBC Radio and Television, Nottingham Evening Post, The Times, Radio Times and Athletics Weekly. She was appointed Head of Communications for UK Athletics, the sport’s national governing body, in 2012 and chairs the UK Sport Heads of Communication Group. She was part of the successful London bid campaign to host the 2017 World Athletics Championships and World Para Athletics championships. Her role over the years has included leading the press operations for the Great Britain & Northern Ireland athletics team at all major championships including Olympic Games, of which Tokyo will be her fourth. She also oversees a team of media officers who look after the country’s Paralympic and age-group GB teams. Liz plays a key role in the delivery of PR campaigns relating to the world class British Athletics series, including events such as the award-winning Anniversary Games. A keen follower of all sports, she enjoys recreational running for fitness and has completed five marathons. A qualified sports massage therapist, she is married to former GB & NI endurance runner Robert, and they have two children.