British Cycling announces new strategy director

British Cycling announces new strategy director

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British Cycling is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Merryweather as strategy director, as it continues to strengthen its leadership team.

Martin joins the organisation with a wealth of strategic and transformational experience gained from a two-decade career in management consulting. As a lifelong cyclist, he has also been an integral part of British Cycling’s central region board for the last four years and is an active volunteer, having organised events including the 2017 Junior National Road Races.

In his new role, Martin will join the executive leadership team with the responsibility of transforming British Cycling through market-leading research and insight, improved products, programmes and services, informed cycling policies, and the provision of world class facilities.

Of his appointment, Martin said:

“Transitioning from the regional ranks to the leadership team, I understand how British Cycling can build on an exceptional history of delivering high performance in competition and replicating that success again, but this time at a societal level.

“With a clear vision of the future, and an achievable roadmap developed in partnership with our members and our partners, I see British Cycling playing an instrumental role in transforming Britain into a great cycling nation and I look forward to being part of the team to lead that change.”

The recruitment of two further leadership roles, cycling delivery director and integrity and compliance director, is now at an advanced stage.

British Cycling is also delighted to confirm the appointment of Nick Chamberlin to the role of policy manager, within the strategy directorate. In this role, Nick will work with key policy makers to ensure as many people as possible can enjoy cycling as part of their everyday lives.

The organisation’s chief executive, Julie Harrington, said:

“We’re thrilled to be able to confirm the appointments of both Martin and Nick. The roles of strategy director and policy manager will be key as we continue to move forward as an organisation, and to have secured two individuals of such a high calibre is fantastic news for the organisation, our members and for the cycling community.”