Cycling SA welcomes new Treasurer

Cycling South Africa takes great pleasure in welcoming the new Financial Treasurer, Robert Booth.

Booth is a Chartered Accountant (CA) by qualification, has lived in Australia and London, and has had a connection with cycling most of his life. “I’ve always owned a bicycle. I used to commute to work when I lived in London. In Cape Town, we are so blessed with the routes that we can ride on. I’m just a normal, busy, middle-aged executive who gets involved in cycling when I can,” he said.

 

rob booth.jpgCycling South Africa takes great pleasure in welcoming the new Financial Treasurer, Robert Booth (right). Photo: Supplied.
When chatting about his new appointment, Booth said: “As a keen cyclist, I’m enthusiastic about getting Cycling South Africa to fulfil their mandate of being a cycling organisation that represents the cyclists.

 

“Being a CA, I thought that rather than sitting on the side lines, I’m going to actually put my money where my mouth is and try to make a positive contribution.”

 

Booth acknowledged the importance of a Treasurer to any organisation, and with his experience of running an accounting practice, he will apply his knowledge and expertise to contribute positively towards the federation.

 

“There are a lot of people out there who have good contributions to make for the sport, but they aren’t involved directly, and it’s easier to criticise from the outside,” he said. “I’m keen to put my point of view forward and back it up as well.”

 

Booth said that when he gets involved in any task, he likes to make sure it gets done well.

 

When chatting about his major goal, Booth said: “My major aim would be to put Cycling SA onto a sound financial footing, to be able to put systems in place that so that we know what we’re spending and earning, and we can do all we can to benefit the sport and the athletes.”




16 Comments

Patchelicious, Jun 30 2017 04:47

Oh sweet Jesus, Carbon, are you sure you want to do this?

FCH, Jun 30 2017 04:47

god speed

Patchelicious, Jun 30 2017 04:56

Screw Team Tom vs Team Katie, or Edward vs Jacob, LedZep vs The Who, we now have Team Booth vs Team Vogel. 😈

milky4130, Jun 30 2017 05:45

Wow GrootLem you did this chapeau 👏🏻

Mongoose!, Jun 30 2017 06:06

Well done Rob. You are the right person for the job man.

milky4130, Jun 30 2017 06:11

Screw Team Tom vs Team Katie, or Edward vs Jacob, LedZep vs The Who, we now have Team Booth vs Team Vogel.

the way you put it, reminds me of the tv series Suits, Big Corporate New York Attorneys having a go at each other. Always getting "payback" for being double crossed somewhere during their careers.

Kalahari Vegmot, Jun 30 2017 06:13

Yay! Please don't make short socks 'mandatory for safety' or anything...

Shebeen, Jun 30 2017 06:55

Friday afternoon press release...carbon29er knew a morning one would have been carnage

NeoOne, Jun 30 2017 10:05

Congrats Rob.

Long Wheel Base, Jul 01 2017 06:22

Best of luck Carbon, this won't be an easy task. But as with all your challenges you tackle I know you will go all out.

AdamA, Jul 01 2017 08:01

Well done Carbon, I feel you will be doing more than just the Treasury job. Perfect place for you right now. CSA need a shake up and you're the right man for the job! Best of luck

Edit: spelling

bikebloke, Jul 01 2017 09:34

I think a few people at csa are quaking in their boots

 

well done Rob

Cav', Jul 01 2017 12:32

No wonder he was so quiet lately. Good luck to you Rob.

Long Wheel Base, Jul 01 2017 08:45

No wonder he was so quiet lately.
Good luck to you Rob.

He recently had all the metal removed from his shoulder. Had quite a bit stuck in there. Was drugged up for a few days. Maybe that's why he took the job?

Bloukrans, Jul 02 2017 03:06

Congrats Carbon!

olffie1, Nov 30 2017 10:19

This is great news for SA Cycling......we need to start running cycling like a business and not a welfare association.