Scottish Cycling has appointed Jackie Meekison as its new Director of Operations. She will take up her position on May 1.
Jackie has worked with Lothian and Borders Fire Brigade as a senior occupational fitness adviser for 13 years. She is responsible for working with employees on their fitness as well as being involved in policy development. The 36 year old is also president of Triathlon Scotland, where she has developed skills in management, HR, finance and communication.
Jackie believes that the new role will allow her to combine these talents with her love of sport. "I want to help take Scottish Cycling forward to a new level," she said. "I believe the key to achieving that is engaging the membership and trying to rid the sport of some of its historical baggage.
"My predecessor in the role, Toni Whight, has made a lot of progress in that respect and I want to continue her work. I am also keen to engage the youngsters in the sport and to capture their enthusiasm."
In addition to her involvement in sport as an administrator, Jackie is an active triathlete. She is also a former South of Scotland Schools sprint champion.