New trustees appointed to board
New trustees appointed to board
Cycling UK's Chair of Trustees, Dan Howard has announced that Paul Baker, Melanie Carroll, Christine Gibbons, Jaki Lowe and Andy MacNae have been elected to serve on the Board.
They will take up post from 1 January 2019.
We would like to thank our departing Trustees for their significant contributions over many years, especially Welna who has served since 2010.
Dan Howard, Chair of Trustees
Mr Howard said: "We were pleased to receive so many high quality applications and we would like to thank our departing Trustees for their significant contributions over many years, especially Welna who has served since 2010."
Cycling UK is committed to widening participation in its governance and in 2016 a new nominations process was introduced to ensure all members of the Board have the essential skills, knowledge and experience to contribute effectively to the governance of the charity.
The Board's role is to govern Cycling UK and provide overall strategic direction to achieve its aims.
Mr Howard said: "Our Articles of Association specify that only individuals who are members of Cycling UK are permitted to be included on the ballot paper, and an oversight resulted in one candidate being on the ballot paper who was not eligible.
"The ballot results have been carefully analysed and we are satisfied, on balance, that this error would not have changed those who were elected.
"The procedure for the nomination and election or appointment of Trustees is being reviewed to avoid similar failures in the future and identify opportunities for wider improvements."
Meet the new apointees
Paul has been a regular cyclist since he was a child. He cycles for fun with family and friends, for fitness and as a means of transport.
He plans to work hard to increase the number of cyclists and campaign for cycling to be considered in any Government discussions about transport.
For example, he hopes that any future proposals to limit polluting vehicles in towns will include strategies to encourage cycling as a realistic alterative with better access to public transport for cycles.
Melanie describes herself as a committed, passionate everyday cycle rider who is all about getting other people cycling.
She is the Ride Leader for the Cycling UK Lincoln Women's Group and an HSBC Breeze Champion.
She is also a freelance Bikeability and Adult Cycle Instructor and an active Cycling UK local campaigner.
Christine says cycling is an important part of her life and who wants others to benefit from cycling too.
Eleven years ago she completed Lands End to John o' Groats and has enjoyed touring holidays, competing in triathlons and uses her bike most days of the week as transport.
She has worked as a clinician and board executive in several charities and is looking forward to bringing her experience and enthusiasm to Cycling UK.
Jaki has been a trustee for six years, and Vice-Chair for two. Her interest is to contribute to the heath, wellbeing and sustainability of communities.
She has been heavily involved in Cycling UK activities, such as the Women's Festival of Cycling.
She has worked at board level for many years in the public sector and currently works as Deputy Director of Organisational Development in a large, high-performing acute and community NHS trust.
Andy wants to see more children riding to school and more people enjoying cycling, by giving them better access and infrastructure and better roads.
He played a significant role in developing the Valley of Stone Greenway, Lee Quarry Mountain Bike Centre and the Pennine Mountain Bike Association.
He works as a CEO if an adventure sports consultancy and sits on several commercial and public sector boards, and also serves as a district councillor in Lancashire.