The House of Fraser executive chairman will head up the BC board, replacing Jonathan Browning
British Cycling has appointed House of Fraser executive chairman Frank Slevin to head its board as its independent chairman.
Slevin replaces outgoing chairman Jonathan Browning who stepped into the role in early 2017.
Slevin has spent most of his career in global finance having held senior positions at Citi, BNP Parabas and HSBC.
He is a keen cyclist himself and rides around 50-100km a week.
Slevin said he wanted to “draw a line” between the controversies at British Cycling over the past two years and the “unprecedented” level of change in that time and the future.
“We’re at a very interesting crossroads in terms of leaving the past behind and going forward with our future,” he said.
He added: “The team here has found it [the last two years] highly educational a lot of takeaways and those are now being turned into actions I want to think about this as a new start. You want to learn from the past but you need to think about the future that’s what I want to focus on how do we deliver that new future.”
The Belfast-born Slevin said that his knowledge of HSBC, British Cycling’s major backer, where he spent four years as a regional head in the global banking business, would be an advantage.
He added that in his career he had