I’m a guy that has been riding bikes my whole life. I love the sport and have really enjoyed my more active participation in it over the last few years from my first Whistler Fondo two years ago, to the Ride to Conquer Cancer, Axel Merckx Gran Fondo and all sorts of events this year. I am a chartered accountant specializing in international tax with KPMG and have been with my firm since 1993. I have participated on a number of non-profit boards over the years and am keen to bring my past experiences to this role with the board of Cycling BC.
Making sure that the society has a clear, firm plan for both the short term and the long term to ensure the financial viability and fruition of the organization. More specifically I want to ensure that the board and executive are focused on maximizing all revenue opportunities and broadening the sources of funding for the society particularly at this time in the sport’s history in BC where participation and popularity are at all time highs. I believe it is critical that there be a firm plan developed and implemented to diversify the society’s sources of funding both in the near and longer term.
I want to work with my fellow board members and the society’s executive to ensure that a proper governance framework is in place that ensures that the society’s limited resources are put towards the society’s agreed upon highest priorities.
I believe that the society’s bylaws should be reviewed and in particular those sections dealing with the role of the VP financial oversight should be updated to current best practices for like societies.
I want to make sure that we are getting good value out of the society’s annual audit and that we are appropriately acting on any suggestions for improvement that our auditor’s have made to the way in which the society manages its financial affairs.