ANDREW Stevens has been unanimously appointed as Motorcycling Victoria’s 18th president after the MV Board met on Tuesday, April 19.
Andrew, who got involved in motorcycling as a recreational rider, joined the Board in 2013 as an independent Director and has also been a member of the Governance Sub-Committee and has also provided beneficial legal advice to the Board due to his work in the corporate sector and his Master’s degree in law.
He has also been an experienced race marshal at the Australian MotoGP at Phillip Island.
Andrew, who is honoured by the appointment, says the future of Motorcycling Victoria is looking very exciting. “Whilst it’s going to be a tough period for MV, it’s also going to be an exciting period for MV. It’ll be good to be able to contribute through the presidency and work with CEO Wayne Holdsworth and the MV staff that are heading in a really exciting direction,” Andrew said.
“One of our biggest goals is to make sure we work more cooperatively with Motorcycling Australia and for MV to lead the way wherever and whenever possible,” Andrew said.
Andrew is also excited about the ongoing developments at the State Motorcycle Sports Complex at Broadford. “It’ll be nice to see all that transpire in the not-too-distant future and it’ll be fantastic for MV,” he added.
Andrew would also like to see MV’s hugely successful Female Participation Program continue to grow as well. “Peta (Thomas) has obviously done a really good job and it’ll be great to see even further female participation in the sport of motorcycling as well,” he continued.
MV’s CEO Wayne Holdsworth said: “From MV’s point-of-view, it’s great to have a Board member transition to the role of President that has come from an independent background and his experience as a lawyer and who brings to the organisation some significant credibility in the way we’re going forward which will always be transparent, open, and honest.
“I’m looking forward to working with Andrew to further develop our Strategic Plan and to roll that plan out with a big focus on growth and inclusion which includes female participation as well as increasing our volunteers and meeting the expectations of accessing our sport a little bit differently these days, i.e. recreationally,” Wayne added.
Andrew reiterated the need to increase volunteers: “Volunteers play a huge part in our sport and for our clubs so it’ll be good for us to try and find ways to retain them and attract more of them,” he added.
MV’s new Board of Directors is as follows:
Andrew Stevens (President)
Garry Timmerman (Vice President)