Governance

New President of Bicycle Network

The board of directors of Bicycle Network has elected James Garriock as its President. Prita Jobling-Baker resumes her role as Vice President.

Now in his third year on our board, James has been volunteering for Bicycle Network since 2013. He’s a member of Team Bicycle Network, who set the pace on Peaks Challenge and gets riders to the finish right on time. He’s also a commuter, family rider, a gravel rider and a very average mountain biker. James has been a company director since 2005 and already makes a significant contribution to the community including through Leadership Victoria and the Melbourne Forum. 

James reports that: “In the past two years, Bicycle Network has weathered the COVID storm well. Craig Richards and his committed team have grown our membership and had some great wins for people who ride bikes. Hundreds of thousands of Australians have rediscovered the joy of riding during the lockdowns. New pop-up lanes and minimum passing distances are two of the things that will help to turn those people into lifetime riders.”

James is also looking forward to getting out of the city. “Rebecca Lane and her team run the best and most inclusive cycling events in Australia by far. In 2022 we have an event for everybody, from Peaks Challenge to the Little Vic to the Great Escape, Around the Bay and more. I look forward to meeting as many members as possible on these events as we celebrate our freedoms”

Vice President Prita Jobling-Baker is a criminal lawyer and policy advisor. In her spare time, she has managed to hold the state age group road and MTB titles in the same year. She is a member of Team Bicycle Network and is a tireless advocate for riders’ rights. Prita took over as President when Keir Paterson stepped down after being confirmed as a candidate in the upcoming federal election and returns to VP for 2022.

11 November 2021

Board members

Board members

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Board members

Collectively, Bicycle Network’s Board has two high level responsibilities: 

1. Insight and Foresight

The Board ensures that Bicycle Network is equipped to respond to the changing circumstances in the external and internal environments in order to achieve our mission to promote the health of the community through the prevention and control of disease by more people cycling more often.

2. Oversight 

The Board is the ultimate authority in Bicycle Network and each member of the Board is responsible for Bicycle Network’s controls. These responsibilities are substantial and include law, regulations and internal controls as well as organisational liability and risk management.

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