Meet Our Board of Trustees

Andy Parkinson

Project Manager, Transport for the North

In 2019, I will make a difference to RideWise by holding the Chief Executive to account to ensure the charity succeeds. This will be done by agreeing and reviewing goals; providing timely, constructive and balanced feedback.; and through ongoing dialogue. 

One thing that may not usually come up in conversation;

I enjoy cycling off the beaten track - I recently cycled from Turin to Nice along high alpine military gravel roads.

Claire Linton

Policy and Research Advisor, Urban Transport Group

In 2019 I will make a difference to Ridewise by sharing my knowledge and insight of transport policy and trends in the sector in order to support the charity's activities.

One thing that might not usually come up in conversation: last year I took up Cricket, joining a ladies team in Leeds.

Phil Crompton

Leadership Advisor and Careers Champion

Until September 2018 CEO of Trent Academies Group - incl Rushcliffe School, Farnborough Academy and Arnold Hill Academy. 

In 2019 I will make a difference to Ridewise by steering thinking which aims to connect with young people and schools in the area and to help ensure the strategy makes the intended positive impact.

One thing that might not come up in conversation; is my plan to do as many coast to coast bike rides as possible. England and India done so far. More to come.

Laura Brady

Contracts Performance Manager, The Coal Authority

In 2019, I will make a difference to RideWise by helping Helen to transform the financial reporting and forecasting to ensure the charity is following the right opportunities and continues to grow. We will develop the classes of income to simplify reporting and focus on cashflow.

One thing that might not usually come up in conversation;

I enjoy travelling and have lived in New Zealand and Australia but am now back in sunny Mapperley!

Ian Symis

Senior Strategy Manager, Boots

In 2019, I will make a difference to RideWise by ensuring my passion for cycling and greener modes of transport translate into my board contributions. In particular, I’d like to support more efficient and effective processes and ensure RideWise as a brand resonates more with consumers – we have some wonderful opportunities in 2019 including the partnership with Cycle Live.

One thing that might not usually come up in conversation (because I need to keep it quiet) ;I’ve entered into some triathlons this year with some of my friends and we have a pact to train together…. but, I’m already planning extra secret sessions to boost my chances of beating them. 

Dave Newborough OBE

 

Board Adviser & Mentor

 

Until Spring 2018 was Human Resources Director on the Board of the Power company E.ON UK.

 

In 2020 I intend to make a full contribution in helping Helen and her team bring our exciting vision to reality. I am passionate about joining the dots between developing a positive “green” infrastructure and the societal health benefits of promoting cycling and other forms of green travel. 

 

One thing that might not usually come up in conversation. I love working with different cultures and thoroughly enjoyed living in Germany for a couple of years with my family. A hugely rewarding personal and family experience.

Bob Hannigan

 

Head of National Standards and Accreditation, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency

 

In 2020, I will make a difference to Ridewise by applying my knowledge of road safety policy and practice to help shape our future strategy. 

 

One thing that might not usually come up in conversation:  I've just been elected chair of my local cycling club, Velo Club Bridgford.

ABOUT US 

RideWise started in 2001 working within Nottingham communities. We have taught over 20,000 people how to ride a bike. We aim to inspire and enable people to use multimodal transport to improve their health as well as reduce our environmental impact.

CONTACT 

T: 0115 955 2288

E: customerservices@ridewise.org.uk

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