CAN is a network of people who love riding bikes. We are governed by a Board. We have employees based in Auckland and Wellington.
Board members in 2021
- Dea Majstorović (she/her) is CAN's Chair. She is a bike commuter and advocate from Christchurch.
Dea is a cycle commuter based in (gloriously flat) Christchurch. With a love for outdoors activity and city development, Dea is passionate about getting more people cycling, more often – her focus being on breaking down the individual, social and public barriers to participation. Dea brings her strength in strategic marketing and public communications to the Board.
- Jon Dean from Dunedin is the Secretary
- Steve Cable, a former transport planner is the Auckland representative.
Steve lives in Auckland, where lockdown has recently seen two further generations added to the household. His working life has always involved aspects of transport from transport planning and analysis in local government and consultancy to stints driving buses. Recent work has included Share the Road workshops and advocacy, cycle training and local paths planning. Steve returned to cycling about 20 years ago, mainly commuting (bike and ferry is a delightful trip to work), but the trails also beckon with the Karangahake Gorge and Clutha Gold being favourites.
- Richard Hamer, an advocate and cycle skills instructor from Whakatane is the North Island regional Board member.
Richard lives in sunny Whakatane is especially keen to give a voice and advocate on behalf of cyclists from rural New Zealand. He is a founding member of the Bike Whakatane Trust and on the Whakatane MTB Club Committee. He coordinators the Whakatane Blue Light Programme, mainly delivering BikeReady and MTB sessions to schools, alongside running broader community-based events and activities. Richard also has two businesses called Whakatane Cycle Coach and Whakatane Cycle Tours, which keeps him pretty busy.
- Geoff Sudgen is CAN Treasurer.
Geoff is a passionate cycling advocate based in Christchurch. He got into cycling through mountain biking and in the past few years has made a shift to the road both for commuting and sport. When not cycling Geoff can be found tramping in various locations around the South Island or assisting businesses in getting their websites up and running in his role as an IT Project Manager.
- John Lieswyn - Regional Member
John is a former US national road cycling champion and bicycle store owner. He now co-owns a transportation planning and design company focused on safe streets for people of all ages and abilities. Since 2016, John has curated the NZ Travel Planners website, collating resources for school and workplace travel planning. He is the vice chair of the Engineering NZ Transportation Group. On the advocacy side, he has participated in CAN and local chapters in Palmerston North and Christchurch since moving to NZ in 2005. He occasionally volunteers as a bicycle mechanic for Inner City East Cycles and is getting into RAD (Recyle a Dunger). John is often seen riding a bright orange cargo bike with his Doberman as co-pilot.