The CTC – the UK’s largest cycling charity – has appointed Gordon Seabright as its new chief executive, with effect from the beginning of March.
Seabright has worked for a number of high profile charities and membership organisations including The Royal Horticultural Society, where he was the acting director general, and English Heritage, where he was the commercial director (and in charge of Stonehenge).
“I am delighted that Gordon is joining us as our new CEO and look forward to working with him," said chair of CTC Council David Cox. "Gordon is a keen leisure cyclist and very experienced in the world of membership charities, as well as in tourism and event management. Gordon joins us at a time when cycling is again taking centre stage in British national life and his commitment and expertise are exactly what CTC needs as we look to the future.”
Gordon Seabright added: "I'm thrilled to be joining CTC at such an exciting time for the organisation and for cycling. As the UK’s largest cycling charity, CTC has an enormously important role to play as the champion for cycling and cyclists, and I feel very honoured to be joining the team."
"Cycling is a big part of my life and something my family loves to do together. Cyclists know what a wonderful activity it is, with so many benefits for individuals, the whole community and the environment. Today, with cycle safety on the front page of The Times, it is more important than ever before for CTC to continue its vital work. I'm looking forward to supporting the talented CTC team in doing all we can to champion more and safer cycling."
CTC President and Channel 4 Newscaster Jon Snow said: “Kevin has rounded many hairpin bends and gone many extra miles for and with CTC. He has helped build us into what we are. We wish him well.”