Board

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2023 Cycling World Championships Ltd Board

Paul Bush OBE

Paul Bush OBE

Chair, 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships

Paul leads the EventScotland Team, Business Events and Industry Development. 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.

Having been on the Commonwealth Games Scotland Board for four years as an independent non-executive Director, Paul was appointed Chairman in May 2015 and reappointed for a second term in June 2019.

Paul was Chef De Mission for The 2006 Scottish Commonwealth Games team of 245 athletes and officials who secured a total of 29 medals. He was awarded an OBE in the 2007 Queen’s New Year Honours List for Services to Commonwealth Sport.

Billy Garrett

Billy Garrett

Glasgow Life – Nominated Director

As Director of Sport & 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.

Danielle Every

Danielle Every

British Cycling – Nominated Director

As Cycling Delivery Director, Danielle leads on excellence in the delivery of British Cycling’s programmes and events across recreation, sport and talent.

She previously spent over a decade at the Football Association in areas including coaching, learning and elite youth development which culminated in leading the build of St George's Park. She took over as Pentathlon GB Chief Executive in February 2016 in the run up to the Rio Olympic Games, playing a key role in ensuring that the governing body continued to receive National Lottery funding through UK Sport for the Tokyo Olympic cycle.

Colin Edgar

Colin Edgar

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.

Stewart Harris

sportscotland – Nominated Director

Stewart was appointed as Chief Executive of sportscotland in November 2005. He brings a wealth of experience to the role including 12 years as a PE teacher, lifelong involvement with basketball in Scotland as a board member, club and international coach for 25 years at both Scottish and British student level, as well as extensive experience of working with local authorities.

In his post as director of widening opportunities, Stewart was responsible for developing the School Sport Coordinator Programme and Active Schools Network, which is playing a key part in increasing physical activity levels of children in schools across Scotland.

Steven Elworthy MBE

Steven Elworthy MBE

Nominated Director

Steven is UK Sport’s nominated member on the 2023 CWC Limited Board. In 2019, he was appointed Director of Special Projects for The Hundred by the England and Wales Cricket Board following the conclusion of his contract as Managing Director of the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

A former South Africa international, Steven has a wealth of experience of organising major tournaments, both for the ECB, ICC and Cricket South Africa.

Alexandra Innes

Alexandra Innes

Non-Executive Director

Alexandra is an independent Non-executive Director of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, 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 was a Board Member of The All England Lawn Tennis Club, and a Director of the All England Lawn Tennis Ground from 2014-2020. She was Chair of media, and involved in all commercial, financial & risk aspects of The Wimbledon Championships. During this time, the Championships achieved excellent revenue growth from broadcast and commercial partnerships and achieved a global reach of 1 billion spectators through award-winning traditional and digital media channels. The Ground PLC successfully completed land acquisitions tripling the size of the grounds, and significant capital projects including the Court 1 stadium roof, facilitated by record debenture issues. From 2020 Alexandra has been a Trustee of the All England Lawn Tennis Pension & Assurance Scheme.

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, Global Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

A British, Swedish & US national, Alexandra played tennis for England, is married with two children and lives in Wimbledon.

David Hornby

David Hornby

Non-Executive Director

David is an independent Non-executive Director of the 2023 Cycling World Championships Ltd 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 & 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 & was part of the team to bring the NFL to London to play regular season games.

WHY NOT has worked with Red Bull, Live Nation, the RFU, London 2012 & Its Legacy Company and Formula 1. He was also a Founding Director of Jamie Oliver’s events catering company Fabulous Feasts.

David was Commercial Director of LONDON & PARTNERS / VisitLondon for 7 years where he was responsible for the organisation’s private sector incomes across its sponsorship, partnership and digital platforms along with the B2B element of its marketing and sales activity. David led the establishment for the first time of a Major Events bidding team for London that supported the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games bid and delivered the London Restaurant Festival, Prudential Ride London and many other major sporting and cultural events.

Nick Peel

Nick Peel

Non-Executive Director

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 in excess of 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 also 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.

Susan Ahern

Susan Ahern

Non-Executive Director

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. She was appointed in 2021 as a director of Radió Teilifίs Éireann (RTÉ) the national broadcaster of 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. She fulfilled the Disciplinary Officer role for the sport worldwide and established the World Rugby Integrity Unit and first Anti-Corruption Programme for Rugby World Cup 2015.

Susan is a mediator, conducts inquiries, sits as an international arbitrator (e.g., CAS, ICC, SRUK), advises and represents clients and has a number of regulatory roles sitting as an independent decision maker in professional disciplinary, conduct and commercial matters. In 2020, she was appointed by the Irish Government to the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Panel of Conciliators and is an independent Decision Maker of the Irish Residential Tenancies Board.

Shanaze Reade

Shanaze Reade

Co-opted Board Member

Shanaze Danielle Read is the daughter of a Jamaican father and an Irish mother and a British BMX racer and track cyclist whose prime competitive years began in 2002. She has won the UCI BMX World Championships 3 times.

In 2005, she raced the National Series with the men all year, despite being only 17 years old. She won her first professional race in the Girls Pro at the American Bicycle Association Winter Nationals in Arizona on 1 April 2006. She became British National No.1 in 19 & Over Elite Men after racing the National series with men all year. She won the World Championships in Brazil in August 2006.

Her BMX victories at junior level include 3 World, 8 European and 5 British BMX championships. Reade is also a champion track racer. In July 2007 she became the Women's Senior UCI BMX World Champion and at the 2007 UCI Track World Championships, she won the gold in the women's team sprint with Victoria Pendleton. It was only her second track race ever. Not only was she the first ever to win a track championship in her rookie year, she completed the feat after only six weeks of training.

Reade started track racing on 24 February 2007, her first ever competition on the velodrome was in the Manchester round of the 2006–2007 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics. She took second place with Anna Blyth in the Team Sprint.

On 29 March 2007, Reade took first place in Team Sprint at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Palma de Mallorca along with Victoria Pendleton. It was the first ever Women's Team Sprint Gold Medal in that event. At the 2008 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Manchester, she again won gold in the women's team sprint with Pendleton. On 20 November 2007 Reade was named The Sunday Times Young Sportswoman of the Year.

Reade again represented GB in women's BMX in the 2008 World Championships and London 2012 Olympics where she finished sixth in the final.