Discover more about our board members, their backgrounds, roles & responsibilities, and read meeting minutes.
Paul Bush OBE
Chair, 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships
Paul leads the EventScotland Team, Business Events, and Events Industry Development Team. EventScotland takes a strategic lead in the Scottish events industry and is responsible for working with partners to attract, bid for and secure major sporting, cultural and business events.
Over the past decade this has brought some of the world’s biggest event properties to the country, including the Ryder Cup and Commonwealth Games in 2014, World Gymnastics Championships 2015, World Orienteering Championships 2015, the MTV Music Awards on two occasions, European Championships 2018, the 2019 Solheim Cup and the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.
Paul was appointed Chairman of Commonwealth Games Scotland in May 2015 and reappointed for a second term in June 2019. He was awarded an OBE in the 2007 Queen’s New Year Honours List for Services to Commonwealth Sport.
sportscotland - Nominated Director
Forbes is the CEO at sportscotland, the national agency for sport in Scotland. He started his career working in local government, then moved to sportscotland holding various positions over a ten-year period between 2003 - 2013.
Forbes then took up the role of Chief Executive at Scottish Swimming and during his six years the sport enjoyed year on year membership growth, made significant progress rolling out the National Learn to Swim Framework and saw Scottish athletes competing at the highest level around the world before returning to sportscotland.
Forbes was a non-Executive Director with the British Paralympic Association, stepping down from this position in October 2022 after six years and voluntary Chair of his local disability sport organisation, South Lanarkshire Disability Sport.
UK Sport - Nominated Director
Jon is the Chief Executive Officer at British Cycling having previously been the Chief Executive of the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (postponed until 2022) and was involved in the project since the inception in late 2015.
Other previous roles have included PGA European Golf Tour, Manchester FA which involved a secondment to UEFA, Managing Director of a sports consultancy company, Chief Operating Officer for the Rugby League World Cup 2013, Director of Readiness for the Tour de France Grand Depart in 2014, Director of Projects & People for the Rugby Football League and International Federation Tournament Commissioner for the Rugby League World Cup 2017, held in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
Glasgow City Council – Nominated Director
Colin was appointed Glasgow City Council’s Head of Communication and Strategic Partnerships in 2006. Prior to this, Colin worked in PR for BAE Systems and the Labour Party, as well as a political journalist for the BBC, producing the nightly Politics Tonight programme on Radio Scotland.
Colin has most recently acted as the Council’s Senior Responsible Officer for COP 26, ensuring the city was ready to host the UN’s climate change conference, as well as helping the city to realise a legacy from the event. He was awarded an MBE in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for Services to Local Government.
Glasgow Life – Nominated Director
As Director of Culture, Tourism & Events, Billy leads Glasgow Life’s Sport & Major Events portfolio, building on Glasgow’s position as one of the world’s top five sporting cities. He manages one of the most significant public sport services in the UK, which recorded nearly 7 million attendances pre-pandemic.
One of his key roles is to direct Glasgow’s sporting events strategy, including working with global sports federations to attract major European and World Championships. He oversees Glasgow’s wider Major Events strategy and the implementation of the city’s unrivalled portfolio of annual and one-off events.
British Cycling - Nominated Director
Richard is currently Vice-Chair at British Cycling, having been elected to the British Cycling board in November 2017.
He is Chair of the Sport Commission at British Cycling which looks to ensure Board oversight of delivery against strategic aims across all 8 disciplines within the organisation, as well as best practice being shared amongst disciplines. He is also a member of the Audit & Assurance, and Nomination & Remuneration committee’s at British Cycling.
Richards professional background is in tax consultancy having spanned a career including 14 years with PwC heading a tax team and more latterly his own consultancy practice. Within cycling Richard has also been the organiser for many road events, and as a track coach at the London and Derby velodromes.
Scottish Government - Nominated Director
Rachael McKechnie is the Deputy Director for Major Events at the Scottish Government. She’s responsible for advising Scottish Ministers on strategy and investment for major events. Rachael also acts as the Scottish Government’s Senior Responsible Officer for major event projects with responsibility for ensuring that investments achieve value for money for the taxpayer and support delivery of Scotland’s national outcomes.
Rachael’s worked for both the Scottish and UK Governments over her 20 year Civil Service career and held senior roles across a range of policy development, project management and operational delivery functions
Susan is an Irish barrister specialising in arbitration, mediation, sports law, and regulation. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and an accredited mediator. Susan is an arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport and was appointed to the CAS Anti-Doping Division for the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020.
Susan brings with her over 25 years’ experience in sports law practice and in sports administration formerly as an executive and now as a director on the boards of Cricket Ireland, Sport Ireland, the Olympic Federation of Ireland, and Volleyball Ireland.
As the former Head of Legal & Legislative Affairs at World Rugby / General Counsel Rugby World Cup Limited, Susan was central to the bidding process for and delivery of four Rugby World Cups (2003-2015) and numerous Women’s Rugby World Cups, Sevens Series and World Championships.
Susan is a member of the 2023 Cycling World Championships Ltd Audit and Risk Committee and is the Senior Independent Director.
David is currently the Director of Corporate Services Director, and depute Chief Executive, at Cairngorms National Park Authority - a Non-Departmental Government Body funded through Scottish Government. He is a qualified accountant through the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) since 1992.
Until recently, David also served on the Board of sportscotland and was the Chair of sportscotland’s Audit and Risk Committee. His other charity work includes Trustee and Chair of Addiction Counselling Service based in Inverness and Trustee of the Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland.
David also Chairs the 2023 Cycling World Championships Ltd Audit and Risk Committee.
David is an independent Non-executive Director of the 2023 Cycling World Championships Ltd Board and Chairs the Commercial & Marketing Working Group.
David is currently Managing Director of SECUTIX for Northern Europe and the UK & Ireland. SECUTIX is the ticketing partner for many leading live entertainment, sporting and cultural organisations such as UEFA, The R&A, Silverstone, AFC Ajax, The Opera Paris and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
David is the Founder & Managing Director of WHY NOT, a strategic consultancy business in the world of major events, entertainment, tourism & hospitality sectors. He led many major event bids for the UK and London including London 2012 Olympics and was part of the team to bring the NFL to London to play regular season games.
Alexandra is an independent Non-executive Director of the 2023 Cycling World Championships Ltd Board, Chairs the Sustainability Strategy Working Group, and is a member of the Audit & Risk Committee and the Commercial & Marketing Working Group.
Alexandra is a Non-executive Director at the Bank of England, where she is an External Member of the SONIA Oversight Committee, and a Member of the SONIA Stakeholder Advisory Group. She is also a Non-executive Adviser and member of the Group Executive Board of Knight Frank LLP, the largest independent global real estate consultancy.
Alexandra’s executive career spans global capital markets, investment banking, and investment management, most latterly as Managing Director Barclays PLC, a FTSE 100 financial services company and, prior to that, as Director of Global Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Nick specialises in the operational management of large-scale retail-led development projects and since August 2019, has been Managing Director of the redevelopment of St James Quarter, Edinburgh, which opened in June 2021 comprising 850,000 square feet spanning across 5 floors of prime shopping, dining, leisure, and entertainment. The £1bn mixed-use development is expected to welcome more than 20 million visitors a year.
Nick brings years of high-profile operational management and commercial property experience having previously been the Head of Asset and Estate Management at Battersea Power Station. Prior to his role at Battersea, Nick was Head of UK retail property management at Landsec for five years and spent two years working as Arsenal Football Club’s Retail Director and worked at Msheireb Downtown Doha in Qatar.
Nick has also chaired successful sports-related e-commerce business Icons.com and leading sport design and marketing agency, The Lift.
Board Meeting Minutes
Download the minutes from 2023 Cycling World Championships Ltd Board meetings.
- 24 June 2020 Meeting [PDF, 342KB]
- 21 July 2020 Meeting [PDF, 239KB]
- 21 August 2020 Meeting [PDF, 210KB]
- 8 September 2020 Meeting [PDF, 280KB]
- 13 October 2020 Meeting [PDF, 571KB]
- 19 November 2020 Meeting [PDF, 281KB]
- 17 December 2020 Meeting [PDF, 193KB]
- 23 February 2021 Meeting [PDF, 229KB]
- 12 March 2021 Meeting [PDF, 172KB]
- 13 April 2021 Meeting [PDF, 242KB]
- 6 July 2021 Meeting [PDF, 253KB]
- 26 August 2021 Meeting [PDF, 258KB]
- 14 September 2021 Meeting [PDF, 210KB]
- 2 February 2022 Meeting [PDF, 179KB]
- 9 March 2022 Meeting [PDF, 152KB]
- 23 April 2022 Meeting [PDF, 154KB]
- 16 June 2022 Meeting [PDF, 159KB]
- 24 August 2022 Meeting [PDF, 230KB]
- 15 November 2022 Meeting [PDF, 209KB]
- 19 January 2023 Meeting [PDF, 250KB]
- 23 February 2023 Meeting [PDF, 251KB]
- 21 March 2023 Meeting [PDF, 213KB]
- 18 April 2023 Meeting [PDF, 233KB]
- 23 May 2023 Meeting [PDF, 212KB]