British Cycling has today announced new measures to strengthen the good governance of the sport in Britain and grow participation in all forms of cycling with the creation of three new leadership roles – Integrity and Compliance Director, Cycling Delivery Director and Strategy Director.
The Integrity and Compliance Director will be responsible for strengthening the governance structures of British Cycling, including leading on the federation’s codes of conduct, anti-doping measures, athlete discipline and safeguarding issues – guaranteeing that these concerns are represented at the highest level of the organisation. The role will also work with grassroots clubs and coaches to ensure cycling’s standards and reputation make it the sport of choice for parents and young people.
The Cycling Delivery Director will lead on ensuring excellence in the delivery of our programmes and events and the Strategy Director will focus on growth in all forms of cycling and examine ways to increase the sport’s diversity. The creation of the new roles has been cost neutral.
British Cycling chair Frank Slevin said: “Governing and growing the sport are two of the core duties of any National Governing Body. These new leadership roles signal a clear message that we can and we will fulfil these duties.
“Making sure we are well-governed is the responsibility of everyone who works in cycling but, by creating the role of Integrity and Compliance Director, we are reinforcing our commitment to robust regulation and good governance.
“The Strategy Director and the Cycling Delivery Director will ensure that the excellent work we do in growing participation across all forms of cycling continues and that the experience of attending or participating in one of our events or programmes meets the highest expectations.”
In forming these new leadership positions, British Cycling Chief Executive Julie Harrington has been in discussions with Director of Cycling Jonny Clay, who has decided to explore other opportunities within sport and will leave British Cycling at the end of May.
Julie Harrington said: “Jonny has played an extraordinary role in cycling in this country – as a rider, volunteer and, for the last 17 years, as part of British Cycling’s administration. He departs with my personal thanks for his support in my first year as Chief Executive and I am sure everyone will wish him well.”