Cycling UK Interim CEO

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Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

Postby Paulatic » 6 Aug 2020, 6:36pm

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Paulatic wrote:The CEO of CUK doesn’t need to have extensive knowledge of cycling. Sarah Mitchell admits to not being able to mend a puncture.
Her expertise appears to be about obtaining funding for charities.


Perhaps it would be evidence that cUK was achieving its charitable aims if they were able to convince her of the benefits of cycling so that she became a committed cyclist.


She is a regular London cycle commuter and her brother also cycles living in Manchester. He works for CooPDigital and rides a 1980s Falcon frame single speed bike. (All that info from a single twitter search)
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Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

Postby Bonefishblues » 6 Aug 2020, 6:42pm

If a lovechild of Chris Boardman and Victoria Pendleton (for example...) had been appointed, I suspect that the appointment would still have been criticised/questioned. :D

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Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

Postby thirdcrank » 6 Aug 2020, 7:16pm

Paulatic wrote: ... She is a regular London cycle commuter and her brother also cycles living in Manchester. He works for CooPDigital and rides a 1980s Falcon frame single speed bike. (All that info from a single twitter search)


I wouldn't know where to start on twitter so thanks for that. (If the bit in italics is intended as a dig, I feel I do my fair share of researching the internet to find stuff people are asking about.)

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Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

Postby Paulatic » 6 Aug 2020, 8:36pm

thirdcrank wrote:
Paulatic wrote: ... She is a regular London cycle commuter and her brother also cycles living in Manchester. He works for CooPDigital and rides a 1980s Falcon frame single speed bike. (All that info from a single twitter search)


I wouldn't know where to start on twitter so thanks for that. (If the bit in italics is intended as a dig, I feel I do my fair share of researching the internet to find stuff people are asking about.)


Not meant as a dig TC I put it in italics to point out I don’t know them and I haven’t spent hours researching her. I wanted to state my source and that yes there might be a lot more info out there but I’m not bothered enough to put the time in.
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Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

Postby Cyril Haearn » 7 Aug 2020, 9:17am

Mr Tuohy left part way through the five-year plan, so Ms Mitchell has to pick that up

Why do charity leaders move on so frequently?

Reminds one of politicians, they do get five years, in theory, if they are lucky
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Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

Postby RickH » 19 Oct 2020, 1:47pm

Cyril Haearn wrote:Mr Tuohy left part way through the five-year plan, so Ms Mitchell has to pick that up

Why do charity leaders move on so frequently?

Reminds one of politicians, they do get five years, in theory, if they are lucky

People move on these days. I remember reading an article a while ago about big IT projects & the importance of planning for staff changes as the average time for a manager to remain in post was something like 18 months.

Sarah tweeted today that it was her first cycle commute in 6 months

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Personally I wish her well in her new role. :D

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Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

Postby Cyril Haearn » 19 Oct 2020, 2:20pm

Plus One for female leaders
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Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

Postby PH » 19 Oct 2020, 6:20pm

I think they've made a mistake to give the job to someone without mudguards.

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Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

Postby geocycle » 19 Oct 2020, 7:07pm

Also a uni-pannierist! Don’t tell TC.... Good luck to her, will be good to see if direction changes or whether she is just focused on survival as is the case for most charities.

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Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

Postby Paulatic » 19 Oct 2020, 7:51pm

PH wrote:I think they've made a mistake to give the job to someone without mudguards.


It was the bike in the background that worried me. Clearly visible in the original picture( not on here) covered in rust probably spending a lot of time outdoors.
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Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

Postby thirdcrank » 19 Oct 2020, 8:54pm

geocycle wrote:Also a uni-pannierist! Don’t tell TC.... Good luck to her, will be good to see if direction changes or whether she is just focused on survival as is the case for most charities.


Not guilty. IIRC that was Lawrie9 probably playing forum cricket

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Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

Postby thelawnet » 19 Oct 2020, 10:02pm

geocycle wrote:Also a uni-pannierist! Don’t tell TC.... Good luck to her, will be good to see if direction changes or whether she is just focused on survival as is the case for most charities.


Ortlieb, probably the other one got nicked. Best to use cheapos for such purposes I think?