AusCycling has named BFM Group global CEO, Craig Bingham, as its new chair, taking over from out-going chair, Duncan Murray, as the organisation is set to begin its second year of operations.
Discussing his new role, Bingham said he is excited for cycling to be represented by a single body for the first time.
“AusCycling works for everyone on two wheels, whether that be a kid on their first balance bike to our elite athletes who represent Australia in all disciplines at iconic competitions across the globe,” Bingham said.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the AusCycling team.
“I look forward to working with board members and the executive team to help make a positive difference in this wonderful activity that touches so many of us.
“Duncan [Murray] was always very clear about his role in the transformation and how long he would serve as chair.
“The fact he achieved so much while sticking to his timetable is a tribute to his tenacity and work ethic,” he said.
Talking about his time in the role and the incoming chair, Murray said: “Cycling has always been one of the great joys of my life, and it has been a privilege to be chair of both Cycling Australia and AusCycling.”
“My core focus over the last four years has been the defederation and unification of the sport and the formation of AusCycling.
“It was not an easy journey, but I am enormously proud of the outcome.
“Cycling, in all its forms, can now finally fulfil its potential.
“The team, led by Marne [Fechner], is outstanding and Craig [Bingham] is a person of great passion, integrity and capacity with a long cycling history.
“I could not leave more satisfied,” Murray said.