British Cycling executive leadership team

British Cycling executive leadership team

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Jon Dutton OBE – CEO

Jon joined British Cycling in 2023, having concluded his tenure as CEO of the 2022 Rugby League World Cup in England.

Jon has enjoyed a wide-ranging 28-year career in the sports industry, and previously worked as Director of Readiness for the 2014 Tour de France Grand Depart, in addition to experience working for major organisations including the PGA European Tour and UEFA. He is also a Board member of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow and across Scotland.

An experienced and motivated leader, Jon is passionate about social impact, commercial growth and enabling sports to modernise through innovation. He is also a British Cycling member and has been an avid fan of the sport for more than four decades.

Jon was awarded an OBE in the 2023 King's Birthday Honours List.

Jonathan Day - Sport and Participation Director

Jonathan re-joined British Cycling in 2017 and currently holds the role of Sport and Participation Director, having previously worked at the organisation between 2005 and 2015 in a variety of regional and national roles. His role covers the development, regulation, delivery and administration of the sport across Britain, and our portfolio of major events.

Across a 25-year career in sport, his passion for the power of sport has also seen him work for the Football Association, Youth Sport Trust and Motorsport UK.

Jonathan was a founding member of Velo Club Beverley in 2004 and has been an avid rider on the road, track and trails since childhood. You’ll also often see him hopping between meetings on his Brompton.

Stephen Park CBE – Great Britain Cycling Team Performance Director

Stephen Park CBE has been performance director for the Great Britain Cycling Team since 2017, leading the team to the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics from which they returned with 12 Olympic and 24 Paralympics medals.

Prior to his appointment at British Cycling, Park led the Olympic and Paralympic teams at the British Sailing Team for 20 years. The teams he has led across cycling and sailing have delivered a combined total of 31 Olympic and 28 Paralympic medals, making him one of the most successful sports managers in the Olympic and Paralympic system.

Darren Henry – Commercial Director

Darren joined British Cycling in 2021 from Premier League football club Southampton FC, with a clear focus on developing and enhancing British Cycling’s long-term growth, sustainability and brand.

As Commercial Director, he is responsible for the development and execution of the British Cycling commercial strategy, securing commercial partnerships, promoting the development of our membership offer and maximising opportunities from major cycling events.

Prior to joining British Cycling, Darren worked in various commercial leadership roles at leading sporting organisations including Manchester United, IMG Golf, Harlequins FC, London Irish FC and sports marketing agency Two Circles.

Claire Livesey – People Director

Claire joined British Cycling in 2022, originally as Head of HR. Claire is a member of the Charted Institute of Personnel and Development and has 20 years’ experience in the profession, working across both private and public sectors, with a strong background in HR change management.

Outside of work Claire is a keen cyclist and qualified coach, working to grow and advocate for the sport in her local community.

Chris McAtee – Finance Director

Chris joined British Cycling in 2014, originally as Financial Controller, taking on the role of Finance Director in 2021. Chris is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and has extensive experience within the charity and not for profit sector.

As Finance Director, Chris’s remit covers our Finance, Legal, Integrity and Risk, IT and Digital, Operations and Facilities teams.

Caroline Julian – External Affairs Director

Caroline joined British Cycling as the External Affairs Director in September 2022, tasked to ensure that the organisation's relationships, advocacy and exposure helps achieve its strategic aims.

She was previously Director of Policy and Public Affairs at Creative UK, championing the priorities of its diverse membership. She spearheaded a number of effective campaigns, including a Creative Careers Programme that enabled thousands of young people to discover and pursue their talent, and advocacy during the pandemic that secured significant funding from UK Government.

Caroline has been a member of Velo Club Godalming Haslemere since 2019 and can often be found seeking out new country lanes on her road bike.

Stephen Brown – Director of Change

Stephen Brown boasts a a wealth of experience in innovation, strategy and growth from across the sport sector.

He joined British Cycling from the 2026 European Athletics Championships, where he was Interim Chief Operating Officer, having spent the previous six months establishing a new single purpose vehicle to deliver the event in Birmingham.

Prior to that he was Chief Operating Officer for the 2022 Rugby League World Cup, Head of Projects at the Rugby Football League, and also has experience working within football, local government and strategic consultancy roles.