Williamson joins IAAF
The first of April saw the arrival of Wendy Williamson at the IAAF’s offices in Birmingham to take up her position as chief executive (designate). Wendy takes over from Brian Spratt, who is retiring at the end of June.
Introducing another new face, the Council of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation has co-opted Autoparts group factor manager Craig McCracken onto the IAAF Council.
The IAAF Council is the voluntary group of senior aftermarket executives that come together regularly to debate industry issues and set IAAF policy. McCracken will formally be nominated for a full three-year term on Council when nomination papers are circulated to members in the autumn.
Autoparts UK is one of the UK’s fastest growing motor factors. It has 12 branches spanning from Inverness down to the Midlands. It is part of Arnold Clark, Europe’s largest privately owned dealership group.
Brian Spratt, IAAF chief executive, said, “It is excellent to have another very willing contributor to the IAAF Council. I look forward to welcoming Craig at the next IAAF Council meeting and I’m sure the entire IAAF will benefit from his experience and expertise.”
Craig McCracken, Autoparts group factor manager, said, “Autoparts has been a member of IAAF for the past 16 years and we’re delighted to be playing a very active role in the IAAF and aim to provide another outlook on how the independent aftermarket can continue to thrive and develop.”