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British Cycling announce new chair

British Cycling announce new chair
By Sportsbeat

09/02/2017 at 12:26Updated 09/02/2017 at 12:53

British Cycling has announced Jonathan Browning as its new chair after president Bob Howden stepped aside from the role.

Browning, who was first appointed to the British Cycling board as a non-executive director in March 2015, has more than 30 years' experience at the helm of large businesses.

As a former chairman of car manufacturer Vauxhall and managing director of Jaguar, Browning has overseen significant change within his organisations over the years.

Howden will remain as president for the foreseeable future, while Browning admits he can't wait to get started in his new position.

"I am honoured to have been elected as the new chair of British Cycling at such an important moment in its history," he told British Cycling.

"British Cycling has delivered tremendous success for the sport at every level over the past two decades, but there is clearly work to do to take the organisation to the next level.

"I look forward to working with the executive leadership team, including our new performance director Stephen Park, to do just that.

"Recruitment for a new chief executive is going well and we expect to make a further announcement in the next few weeks."

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