London Cycling Campaign appoints new chief executive

London Cycling Campaign is delighted to announce the appointment of seasoned campaigner Ashok Sinha as its new chief executive.

The position became vacant when former chief executive Koy Thomson left LCC to work in his specialist field of international development with Children In Crisis.

Sinha takes up the appointment on 6 September 2010, until which time Matt Mallinder is acting chief executive.

Ashok Sinha has been cycling since he was seven years old. After a PhD in renewable energy, he began his career as a climate change scientist before moving into policy analysis and advocacy.

He was director of the Jubilee Debt Campaign (working for the cancellation of debt in developing countries), during which time he also helped found and lead Make Poverty History.

Most recently, he led the Stop Climate Chaos, building the organisation from inception to the largest NGO campaign on climate change in the UK.

A long standing activist, he has served as vice chair of Amnesty UK, being involved in grass roots human rights work both at home and abroad, and has also been vice chair of LCC.

Not a cycling speedster, nor much good at popping wheelies, Ashok did obtain 98% in his Cycling Proficiency Test when he was 11 years old.

More information about Ashok Sinha can be found on his Wikipedia page.