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WESTCYCLE CEO ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE

WestCycle has today announced Chief Executive Officer, Matt Fulton has resigned.

Matt joined WestCycle close to six-years ago, overseeing a period of transformation for cycling in the state, along with working collaboratively with Government and the riding community to improve outcomes for all people who ride bikes. Matt leaves cycling at a time where the State Government is spending at record levels on infrastructure, and WestCycle is a stable and well-resourced organisation that has a clear vision for its future role and how it can improve outcomes for all Western Australians.

Early in 2021 Matt will take up an opportunity at SportWest where he will replace current CEO, Rob Thompson, who will shortly retire.

Matt said he is proud of what the Board and Team at WestCycle have achieved over his time in the role.

“Coming into the role I had a clear vision of the legacy that I wanted to leave and I leave knowing that together we have achieved so much over that period of time. To be able to step away when the future of bike riding looks incredibly bright is something that I’m proud of. The collaboration and alignment between all riding organisations, clubs and the broad community, along with the strong intent from Government has put cycling in a position of growth”.

“I’m incredibly grateful to the current and past Directors of WestCycle along with my immediate team. I’ve had the benefit of working with a group of people who are some of the most professional and enthusiastic people of my career. I thank them, our Members, the Government and all the stakeholders of cycling for the support and encouragement I have received over the last 6 years. I leave passionately believing that alignment and positive advocacy will continue to see bike riding flourish and I wish WestCycle and all riders well in the future.” Matt said.

WestCycle Chair, Hayley Lawrance thanked Matt on behalf of the Board for his service to WestCycle. “Matt has overseen a period of enormous growth and consolidation for WestCycle and the Western Australian riding community since he commenced as CEO nearly 6 years ago.  His passion for promoting bike riding in all of its forms in Western Australia, WestCycle and his tireless commitment to serving the interests of WestCycle’s wide stakeholder base has built WestCycle into the solid and influential organisation it is today; Matt leaves a fine legacy for all bike riders in our state.  We wish Matt well in his future endeavours”, she said.

WestCycle will shortly commence a recruitment process for a new CEO.

Further to this announcement, WestCycle is pleased to confirm that after an extensive recruitment process the following staff members will be joining WestCycle in late 2020 and early 2021.

  • Kym Shephard – Event Manager
  • Marg McIlroy – Mountain Bike Manager
  • Enid Graham – Office Assistant
  • Kamila Ambrozewicz – Project Coordinator – Behaviour Change
  • Lilli Best – Project Coordinator – Participation

The five new additions to the passionate team at WestCycle will see the organisation extremely well positioned in 2021.

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