Julie Harrington Appointed British Cycling Chief

March 6, 2017

British Cycling have appointed Julie Harrington as their new Chief Executive Officer.

Harrington will leave her role as Group Operations Director at the Football Association, and will begin her new position in May.

She replaces Ian Drake, who stepped down last month after eight years running British Cycling.

British Cycling has been subject to a UK Sport independent investigation into culture and practices at the organisation and there is also an ongoing UK Anti-Doping investigation into allegations of wrongdoing in cycling.

Harrington is currently responsible for running both Wembley Stadium and St George’s Park for the FA. She has almost 15 years’ experience in senior leadership roles in sport

“I am thrilled to be asked to lead British Cycling as it embarks on a new chapter in its history,” she said. “This is the right time to be joining one of this country’s leading governing bodies.