CEO of the Amy Gillett Foundation, Tracey Gaudry, has been elected to a four-year term as President of the Oceania Cycling Confederation.
The unanimous decision also gives Gaudry a place on the powerful International Cycling Union (UCI) Management Committee.
“It’s a privilege and honour to be elected President of the Oceania Cycling Confederation, to represent the cycling communities of Oceania alongside a new Executive and carry responsibility for reform and progression to the UCI Management Committee,” said Gaudry.
The Australian is a multiple national champion, dual Olympian and Commonwealth Games representative, director of AustCycle and a former board member of Cycling Australia.
“For me, cycling is a way of life and a great sport. I and the Oceania members believe now is the time to build upon what is already great about cycling and not allow history to dictate the future," said Gaudry.
“I am motivated to ensure that cycling can capture the opportunity we have for greater grass-roots participation and competition in the Oceania region, and furthering efforts towards effective anti-doping reform and equity globally."
Cycling Australia President Klaus Mueller said Gaudry’s election represented an opportunity for reform in anti-doping policy, governance, diversity and equity.
“Tracey is an outstanding person, with an impeccable cycling and professional record. She’s the perfect person to fight the challenges cycling is currently facing head on,” said Mueller. “Tracey’s a leader and she’ll make a significant contribution at Oceania and UCI levels to the betterment of cycling.”
Outgoing Oceania Cycling Confederation President Mike Turtur continues in his roles as race director of the Santos Tour Down Under and member of the UCI Track Cycling Commission.
Thankyou to every supporter from across the globe - the Oceania cycling federations are the real champs for leadership for cycling reform.— Tracey Gaudry (@gaudryt) December 2, 2012