Cycling Southland President Lindsay Jordan today announced the resignation of CEO Nick Jeffrey.
"Nick has been at the helm of Cycling Southland since March 2010 during a very exciting part of its journey which included the hosting by Cycling Southland of the 2012 UCI Juniors World Track Championships. The UCI advised us that this Junior Worlds was the best ever held to date. In 2012 Cycling Southland was named by Bike NZ the Best Cycling club in New Zealand. Nick has lifted the profile of cycling in Southland and New Zealand to a new level. Cycling Southland wishes Nick all the best for the future acknowledging that he needs to develop his own career," Mr Jordan said.
“It has been an unbelievable experience and I am truly in debt for the support both I and Cycling Southland have received during my time here.” Nick Jeffrey commented.
“I feel so fortunate to have worked along-side such a passionate and hard-working group of staff, volunteers and athletes. The level and standard of Cycling Southland’s volunteerism is pretty well documented, but no matter how widely it is recognized, it will never be done justice. People are so generous with their time and that makes it hard to move on to something new, because I know it can’t be replicated anywhere else,” Mr Jeffrey said.
“I’ve witnessed some incredible performances over this time. To watch Greg Henderson win a sprint finish at 70-plus km/h in Tuatapere on the Tour of Southland, Eddie Dawkins break 10 seconds at the World Champs or watch what the next wave of talent - Josh Haggerty, Liam Aitcheson and Jeremy Presbury have just achieved at the Junior Worlds in Glasgow has been an absolute treat.”
"I believe the time is right for a change and Lisa, the kids and I get to stay in Invercargill with a return to my previous employer at The Radio Network. It’s the perfect time for me to get my teeth into a new challenge and just as importantly, I think it’s a great time for Cycling Southland to get a fresh perspective for its next exciting chapter,” Mr Jeffrey said.
"Our organisation has a busy few months ahead with the SBS Bank Tour of Southland, Yunca Junior Tour and track carnival, Oceania Track Championships and UCI Tier 1 track event in October and November. Nick will remain with Cycling Southland to ensure these events are delivered with the usual high standard. Cycling Southland prides itself on being a leader in continually evolving its organisation to further enhance the opportunities for its membership and this will continue to be the case for us going forward" Mr Jordan said.