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Weightman, Bromley join AA Board

Commonwealth Games marathon medallist Lisa Weightman and Athletics NSW chairperson Peter Bromley have been appointed to the Board of Athletics Australia.

Weightman, who aside from her athletics prowess, is a highly respected senior management consultant with IBM, joins the Board through her appointment as the new chairperson of of Athletics Australia's Athletes Commission, taking over the role from Australian long jump record holder Bronwyn Thompson.

"I am looking forward to the opportunity to make a positive impact on athletics as an Athletics Australia Board member, ensuring athlete interests are aligned to AA strategic objectives," Weightman said via her website,

Joining Weightman on Athletics Australia's board is Athletics NSW chairman Peter Bromley, who was elected at Athletics Australia's AGM last week to fill the vacancy left by outgoing director Martin Smellie. As a result of his appointment, Bromley has resigned from Athletics NSWs Board, which he has been chairman of for the past three years. 1974 Commonwealth Games high jump champion Gordon Windeyer replaces Bromley as the chairman of Atheltics NSW.

Athletics Australia recorded a $126, 478 operating profit in the twelve months to June, 2010, and last week were granted $150,000 a year for four years in additional funding from the Australian Sports Commission, focused on increasing participation within the sport.