British Cycling executive leadership team

British Cycling executive leadership team

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Julie Harrington – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Julie Harrington became British Cycling CEO in May 2017.

Julie has almost 15 years’ experience in senior leadership roles in a sports environment most recently as the Football Association’s group operations director, responsible for running both Wembley Stadium and St George's Park, in addition to women's and development team games away from Wembley.  

Jamie Obank – CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Jamie Obank was appointed chief operating officer in 2016 as part of a strengthening of British Cycling’s management structure.

Responsible for running the day-to-day operations of the organisation, Jamie first joined British Cycling as finance director in 2011 having previously been finance director and main board director at companies in the manufacturing, construction and renewable energy sectors.

Jamie is a qualified accountant and has extensive senior level experience of corporate restructurings, takeovers, cost-rationalisation and the implementation of robust financial controls.

Jonathan Rigby - COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR

Jonathan Rigby joined British Cycling as commercial director in October 2017, having spent 3 years as commercial director at BBC Children In Need.

He brings over 20 years’ experience working in a number of strategic, partnership development and management roles for a number of creative agencies, media and sports marketing companies, including five years as head of marketing at Manchester United.

Stephen Park – GREAT BRITAIN CYCLING TEAM PERFORMANCE DIRECTOR

British Cycling announced the appointment of Stephen Park OBE as the Great Britain Cycling Team’s performance director in December 2016. Stephen began working for British Cycling in April 2017, attending the 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Hong Kong as his first major event with the team.

Stephen had been the Royal Yachting Association’s Olympic manager for the previous 15 years, with Britain’s world-beating sailors amassing 23 Olympic and Paralympic medals during his time at the helm.

Rod Findlay – INTEGRITY AND COMPLIANCE DIRECTOR

Rod joined British Cycling in 2018 from England Golf, where he was Director of Business and Legal Services. In his current role, he is responsible for ensuring that British Cycling’s compliance, governance and legal procedures are as strong as possible.

In light of British Cycling’s recent organisational restructure, Findlay ensures that the organisation meets best practice standards of governance and that stronger support is provided to the regions. He also oversees the organisation’s risk management, safeguarding and anti-doping policies, and works with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) as part of a ground-breaking partnership between the two organisations.

His role also encompasses athlete support, ensuring that the Great Britain Cycling Team has the resource and support it needs to look after its riders.

Danielle Every – CYCLING DELIVERY DIRECTOR

Danielle– who joined from Pentathlon GB, where she was Chief Executive, in 2018 - leads on excellence in the delivery of the organisation’s programmes and events, across recreation, sport and talent.

She previously spent over a decade at the Football Association, in areas including coaching, learning and elite youth development which culminated in leading the build of St George's Park. She took over as Pentathlon GB Chief Executive in February 2016 in the run up to the Rio Olympic Games, playing a key role in ensuring that the governing body continued to receive National Lottery funding through UK Sport for the Tokyo Olympic cycle as well as launching the Laser Run, a new format of the sport.