05 Feb 2024

Brussels, 5 February 2024 - Brussels based trade association and industry lobby group Cycling Industries Europe (CIE) has announced that Kevin Mayne, the founding Chief Executive of the organisation, is to retire in 2024. Mayne, one of the industry’s most visible political figures will step down later in the year after handing over to a successor who will be appointed through a selection process which will start immediately.

Tony Grimaldi, President of CIE said “I want to place on record my appreciation of the contribution Kevin Mayne has made to CIE and wider cycling throughout his career. The elevation of cycling in the eyes of policy makers throughout Europe and the strengthening of so many organisations that he has supported are a remarkable achievements of which he must be very proud. We are taking steps for the appointment of his successor who can build on the achievements of CIE to date, and the Board of CIE very much appreciates Kevin’s commitment to supporting this transition."

Kevin Mayne said “I am honoured to have worked in the cycling sector for over 25 years, allowing me to support people, associations and companies with our shared vision of more people using bikes. But now I believe it is time to step back from this intense full-time role and give myself some space for other interests. There will be lots of opportunities to say thank you to many friends and colleagues as I am working with CIE in this transition period, but I want to thank the Board and my team for their support throughout my time with the organisation.”

The EU is currently finalising an ambitious EU Cycling Declaration and published a strategy for mobility industries called the Mobility Transition Pathway which for the first time includes the cycling sector. CIE has been a key player in achieving these milestones and the CIE Board identifies that the new CEO of the association will be key figure in using these policies to get more European support for the industry in coming years. 

CIE has appointed Mavence, a leading recruitment agency in Brussels, to coordinate the search for a new CEO, working with a recruitment sub-committee appointed by the CIE board. Any possible candidates can make a completely confidential enquiry to Mavence using the email address of Julien Schiettecatte at Julien.Schiettecatte@mavence.com. 

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