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Frank Slevin - independent chair
Appointed as British Cycling chair in January 2018, Frank Slevin is the current executive chair of House of Fraser Ltd. In doing so he also assumed the position of the chair of the nomination and remuneration commission and the major events commission.
He also serves as chair of the board for both Hamleys of London and Brookstone and is also global vice president of Sanpower. Frank was based in Hong Kong from 1998 – 2010 in a variety of roles for BNP Paribas, Citi and HSBC.
He has a postgraduate diploma in Integrated Environmental Studies from the University of Southampton, and MSc in Geophysics from Imperial College, and a physics degree from the University of Manchester.
Frank is also a keen cyclist, taking part in road, mountain biking and BMX.
Peter King CBE (nominated by the England Regions)
Peter King CBE was nominated to the British Cycling board by the English regions in 2017, having previously served as the organisation’s chief executive between 1997 and 2008.
During his tenure as chief executive, Peter oversaw the rapid growth of British Cycling, culminating in a record medal haul at the Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
For the past five years, Peter has been a board member for Sport Wales, and as a former director of Commonwealth Games England and the Sport and Recreation Alliance, trustee of The London Marathon, chair of England Athletics and interim chief executive of Pentathlon GB, British Fencing and British Canoeing, he has a wealth of experience in sports governance.
An honorary life member of Redhill Cycling Club, Peter has competed in road races and time trials, as well as serving as a committee member, event organiser, divisional councillor, divisional committee member and national councillor. He is also currently president of Dorking Cycling Club.
Nick Smith (nominated by Welsh Cycling)
After serving as the chair of Welsh Cycling for a number of years, Nick was elected to the board of British Cycling in November 2014.
With a background in motorsport and 32 years in the military, Nick became involved in cycling when his children joined Maindy Flyers Cycling Club. After getting involved in the organisation of a number of youth events, Nick put his name forward for the board of Welsh Cycling and was elected and placed in charge of development.
He was then elected as chair of Welsh Cycling, a role he continues to fulfil alongside his responsibilities with British Cycling. During his time as chair, Welsh Cycling has gone from strength to strength with the team hitting their medal target at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014. The organisation now also has a far more influential voice on political issues in Wales and has a seat on the Welsh Assembly Active Travel Act Committee.
Nick is chair of the BMX commission.
Dr George Gilbert (elected)
Before being elected to the board in 2011, George served British Cycling in a variety of different roles. He is a member of British Cycling’s regional commission, chair of the technical commission, chair of the sports ethics commission and has also served on British Cycling’s appeals panel. George also represents the board in Parliament.
George has competed at a high level, winning regional and national titles in cycling. He is now heavily involved in events organisation and organises British Cycling’s Inter-Regional Road, track and MTB championships and the cycling events at the UK School Games. He is also a national track commissaire and national road commissaire.
George has a PhD in astrophysics and worked at the University of Cambridge researching the effects of black holes in galaxies and quasars in the early universe. He now runs a successful publishing company alongside his work analysing and solving complex problems in the IT and telecommunications industry.
Wendy Cull (elected)
Wendy Cull was elected to the British Cycling board for two years in 2017, having been a British Cycling member for 33 years and both a commissaire and judge at a number of local, national and international cycling events. She is also the chair of the road commission.
Wendy has worked as a soigneur for several Pro-Continental and national teams, and has also driven Neutral Service at major national and international events including the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She is currently a member of the New Brighton Cycling Club in Merseyside, and has been Regional Treasurer for the North West Region since 2016.
Having studied Environmental Health at university, she has been an Environmental/Port Health Officer since 1989, and is now the Lead Officer for foods which are not of animal origin through the Port of Liverpool. She hopes to study for a PhD in Sports Supplements and Public Health in the future.
Richard Lodge (elected)
Having been Chairman of the West Midlands Region since 2005, Richard Lodge was elected to the British Cycling board for three years in 2017. He also holds the position of chair of the track commission.
Richard is a Level 3 trained coach and delivers weekly Go-Ride sessions at Solihull CC, and has previously managed the West Midlands Centre of Excellence team, been Team Manager for the West Midlands Regional Youth road and track teams and organised a number of events as part of the West Midlands Road Race League. He was awarded the British Cycling Volunteer Award for the West Midlands in 2009.
He competed regionally, nationally and across Europe on both the road and track, and has worked in the tax profession since 1984, establishing his own specialist consultancy company in 2003.
Marian Lauder MBE (independent)
Marian Lauder was appointed to British Cycling’s board as a non-executive director in April 2014. A director of Alto42 Ltd, a risk governance specialist company, and a board member for public transport watchdog, Passenger Focus, Marian is a former senior Army officer and was a chair of the sustainable transport charity Sustrans.
Marian’s wide ranging experience of delivering effective governance at board level as well as her ability to manage large budgets are fundamental to the board’s work in advising on financial management. Marian is chair of the audit and assurance commission.
Alex Russell (independent)
Alex Russell was appointed to British Cycling’s board as a non-executive director in April 2014. An accomplished strategic communications and public affairs professional with over 12 years’ experience, Alex is Executive Director for Communications and Community Engagement at Westway Trust and a former head of public affairs and policy at Sport England.
Alex’s detailed understanding of the intricacies of government and her strong track record in campaigning and influencing policy, will be vital in British Cycling’s work to engage with national and local government to ensure that cycling is put at the heart of transport policy.
A former head of campaigning and media at the Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation, Alex’s insight is invaluable in assisting British Cycling in its ambition of getting one million more women cycling by 2020. Alex is chair of the Get Britain Cycling Commission
Nicholas Lumb (elected)
Nicholas Lumb joined the British Cycling board after being elected at National Council in 2018. He has been the chairman of the south west region since 2009 and has represented the region as a national councillor since 2004.
He started racing in BMX before moving to road racing with varied success. Later, he moved to off-road racing and became one of the dominant mountain bike racers in the south west region throughout the 1990s, competing in several world cup races as well as the national cross country series.
He is a national road commissaire and has officiated at many high-profile events, including Tour Series criteriums, national junior series road races and one-day senior events. At regional level, he is also a cyclo-cross commissaire, having been part of the south west cyclo-cross league since its inception. He has organised multiple road races and assisted in cyclo-cross and road promotions over a long period of time.
A qualified cycle mechanic and coach, Nicholas was part of Team South West, which was a junior rider development squad, and attended numerous races abroad to introduce young riders to continental racing.
He works for a large south west-based college training new engineers and helping companies to address skill deficits. Previously, he has worked in the cycle industry and been involved in the development of Cytech mechanic standards. He has extensive experience and a holistic, panoramic view of cycling in all of its aspects.
Kathy Gilchrist (nominated)
Kathy Gilchrist has been on the Scottish Cycling board since 2011 and has recently served as Chair. She was elected to the British Cycling board as the Scottish Cycling Nominated Director in 2018.
She has worked at three Olympic Games; as a Team Liaison in Rio in 2016 and at London 2012, and as the Assistant Inﬁeld Manager for the track at the 1996 Games in Atlanta.
Kathy’s work as a commissaire started at the Tour of Texas in the early 1980s and continued when she moved to the UK, as she worked at both local and international events alike. Originally from Texas, Kathy was the manager for the Alkek Velodrome in Houston and organised local and international level track events.
She served on the United States Cycling Federation Board and was the founding member of the National Collegiate Cycling Association and the American Track Racing Association.
Kathy enjoys riding her bike both on and off-road with her husband, Sandy. Lately she has been trained as a pilot for the Cycling Without Age Peebles Chapter.
Julie Harrington (ex-officio member of the board)
Julie Harrington as British Cycling chief executive is an ex-officio member of the board.