Scottish Cycling welcomes Julie Harrington as new Chief Executive of British Cycling

Scottish Cycling welcomes Julie Harrington as new Chief Executive of British Cycling

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Scottish Cycling would like to welcome British Cycling's new Chief Executive Officer, Julie Harrington, who was appointed this week.

Harrington, currently responsible for running both Wembley Stadium and St George's Park in addition to women's and development team games away from Wembley, has almost 15 years’ experience in senior leadership roles in a sports environment.

Harrington, also a non-executive director of the British Horseracing Authority, joined the FA in 2011 as Managing Director of St George's Park, tasked with the final stage of construction and launch of a £100m elite training centre, home to the 24 England teams. She was also responsible for developing the strategy for the centre and its commercial performance against its business plan.

She said:

“I am thrilled to be asked to lead British Cycling as it embarks on a new chapter in its history. This is the right time to be joining one of this country’s leading governing bodies. British Cycling already has a fantastic track record of using elite success to inspire millions of people to get active by getting on their bikes and is now setting its sights on new ambitions and a new way of working.”

Craig Burn, Chief Executive Officer for Scottish Cycling said:

"On behalf of Scottish Cycling, I congratulate Julie in her new post as British Cycling Chief Executive Officer and I look forward to meeting her and working with her as we embark on an exciting journey for cycling in Britain."

Prior to working for the FA, Harrington spent nine years with the Northern Racing Group as operations director. Harrington has also worked in senior marketing roles for blue chip leisure organisations such as British Airways, Whitbread, Carlsberg-Tetley and Allied Domecq. Harrington will start working for British Cycling in May 2017.

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