IAAF chief executive Brian Spratt retires

Brian Spratt, the IAAF’s chief executive is finally retiring today (27 June) after 14 years in the post. In 1992 he joined the ADF, as it was known then, as Trade secretary and went on to become Chief Executive in 1999. Since then he has overseen a number of changes and developments within the automotive aftermarket and played an instrumental role in ensuring the trade association continues to focus on strengthening, securing and promoting the future of the independent aftermarket.

Recently, Brian Spratt has positioned the IAAF to take the lead on highlighting to consumers the facts on car servicing and repair and the responsibilities of the supply chain to ensure the trade’s credibility and integrity is maintained as part of the Right2Choose campaign.

Graham Knight, IAAF president, said: “The automotive aftermarket has changed so much since Brian joined the trade and subsequently IAAF so many years ago. But, throughout these changes, the IAAF, under Brian’s stewardship, has always maintained a position of authority in periods of transition, evolution and even crisis within the trade. Brian and the IAAF team have often been the unsung heroes of the aftermarket, always in the trade’s corner and championing its efforts to all that will listen.

Mr Spratt added: “Much of the success of the IAAF has been as a result of the hard work so many people have put in, from council members and presidents past and present to our very own IAAF team. There are countless people that I would like to thank for their support during my time at IAAF.”

Wendy Williamson who joined in April as Brian’s successor will formally take over as Chief Executive from next week.

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