LCC chief executive to leave LCC in July 2010

photo Koy Thomson (centre) celebrates with LCC staff being one of London's '1000 Influentials'

Koy Thomson, London Cycling Campaign’s chief executive, is to leave on 23 July 2010 to take up a new post as chief executive of the charity Children in Crisis.

Prior to heading up LCC, Koy Thomson worked for development charity Action Aid.

Koy Thomson said, "It has been a huge privilege to lead LCC and be part of such a great campaigning heritage.

"As cycling takes its rightful place in the political mainstream, and cycling grows, it is even more important to have a powerful and independent grassroots voice fighting for quality infrastructure and people friendly streets.

"LCC is a heady mix of campaigners, borough activists, cycle enthusiasts, volunteers, staff, trustees, and members, and I want to thank them all for the support, enthusiasm, and commitment to changing London for the better."

Putting cycling on the transport agenda
Andy Cawdell LCC’s Chair said “Koy has worked tirelessly to improve conditions for London cyclists and to persuade decision-makers to put cycling at the centre of their vision for the city.

"He has broadened LCC’s circle of friends and supporters and kept us at the centre of influence. We will miss his contribution and wish him well, as we look to the next exciting phase of LCC’s work."

LCC has appointed Harris Hill to assist in the search for a CEO who can meet the challenge of leading and developing the world’s largest urban cycling organisation. Enquiries should be directed to Harris Hill at 020 7833 0770, or email using the form below