British Cycling will undergo some major changes to its structure in the next four years, as a result of its new UK Wide One Stop Plan for Cycling (UKWOSP), which is under consideration by UK Sport and the Home Country Sports Councils. The federation's Chief Executive Peter King will continue to be responsible for strategy and operations, but will have a more outward focus in order to promote cycling at the highest levels in political circles, in the media, and look for commercial sponsors
The organisation will now be structured around two fundamental elements of the UKWOSP, namely "Excellence" and "Participation". Responsibility and accountability for "Excellence" and "Participation" has been to Performance Director Dave Brailsford and Participation Director Ian Drake respectively.
Jonny Clay has been appointed as Competition and Events Manager, while Brian Furness, Paul West and Roger Wilbraham will report to Jonny. At the same time, Bob Barber is leaving British Cycling to pursue other interests after five years in the events and competition areas.
Dave Cockram (National Facilities Officer), Claire Rollinson (Membership Services Manager) and Phil Ingham (Communications Manager) will all now report to Ian Drake. John Mills will continue in the role of Coaching, Education and Development Director, reporting to Peter King, but working closely with both Ian Drake and Dave Brailsford.
Peter King will retain full responsibility for all areas of Corporate Governance: Alan Hawkins (Company Secretary), Julie Jones (HR Manager), Kath Wood (Financial Controller) and Jim Hendry (Special Adviser - part-time) will all report direct to Peter.
"The UK Wide One Stop Plan for Cycling is proving to be both a catalyst and a framework for the future of British Cycling," commented Peter King. "We are used to being judged by the performance of the GB Team and, by linking all strands contributing to the development of this team under the "Excellence" banner, I believe that we can achieve even more coherence and focus in our pursuit of success in world and Olympic level competition."