Slevin to become British Cycling independent chairman

Slevin to become British Cycling independent chairman
By Sportsbeat

10/01/2018 at 15:24Updated

Frank Slevin admitted British Cycling is at a crossroads after being confirmed as the body's new independent chairman.

As part of a shake-up of the body's structure, current House of Fraser executive chairman Slevin replaces Jonathan Browning, who left his post after nine months in November.

British Cycling agreed to overhaul parts of its management after Sport England threatened to withdraw funding – with 94 per cent of members agreeing to the new terms at an extraordinary general meeting in July.

An independent chair position was introduced as part of these measures, as was an increase in the amount of openly recruited independent board members. A three-year term limit for directors was also brought in.

Slevin said: "It is a great privilege to have been chosen to support the leadership team in British Cycling as we look to a new era for the sport and for every cyclist in the country.

"I bring a long-held passion for cycling, combined with a career that has been committed to helping organisations maintain high performance and manage change, whilst upholding the best standards of governance.

"I believe British Cycling is at a crossroads in terms of the standards of governance now expected, and in particular the way elite athletes are supported.

"At the same time, I want British Cycling to work with everyone across the sector, as we look to live up to our ambition to be a world-class governing body and a leading cycling nation."

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