Appointment effective as of August 1st. Former North Lanarkshire Council man has experience developing outdoors services

Scottish Cycling appoints Craig Burn new chief exec

Scottish Cycling has appointed former sport and outdoor education manager with North Lanarkshire Council Craig Burn to the role of chief executive.

Burn takes over from Jackie Davidson who left in May after five years at the helm. Burn’s takes over from August 1st.

Previously with Lanarkshire Council, Burns lead a diverse team of over 70 full time staff, 150 sessional coaches and over 400 volunteers. He has extensive sports development experience at local, regional and national level including working as a Lead Manager with sportscotland where he became a member of the senior management team.

Burn said “I am delighted to be joining Scottish Cycling at this exciting time with London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 rapidly approaching. I look forward to ensuring the sport capitalises on these unique opportunities and will strive to ensure that we deliver growth and success. The passion and enthusiasm from the Board, staff and members is clearly evident and I look forward to working with all who are committed to developing cycling in Scotland”.

To enable Scottish Cycling to continue to operate smoothly, Sport Scotland has supported the interim appointment of Brian Samson as CEO for the three months until Craig takes up his post on 1 August.

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