The move follows The Foster Report in May 2004, which was triggered by disappointing results at the World Championships in Paris in 2003. It recommended UK Athletics demonstrated better management and greater accountability in winning funding.
UK Athletics aims to coordinate the efforts of clubs to improve athletes' performance. It is funded by organisations including UK Sport, BBC Sport, Adidas and Norwich Union.
UK Athletics has also hired Leader Communications account manager Vas Charalambous as media officer.