With a sport’s management career spanning 20 years’, Burn began his career in commercial leisure management before moving into broader sports development roles within local, regional and national sports organisations.
His wealth of experience includes managing relationships and leading programmes and initiatives for sportscotland, the national sports agency where he initially worked with local authorities on a range of local projects and advised on strategic planning for sport. Initially as a Regional Manager for Tayside & Fife where he successfully set up Scotland’s first Regional Sports Partnership that built the foundations for a new performance and development regional infrastructure then progressing into the Senior Management Team within sportscotland leading a team responsible for strategic partnerships and investment with sports governing bodies.
Craig joined North Lanarkshire Council in 2009 as Sport and Outdoor Education Manager and was responsible for the Council's sports development, Active Schools and outdoor education services. This encompassed driving the Council's strategic approach with key stakeholders including health, education, leisure trusts and local communities. He was also corporate legacy lead for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games working closely with Scottish Government and other national partners.
Craig Burn joined Scottish Cycling, the national sports governing body for cycling in Scotland, as Chief Executive in August 2011, since then Scottish Cycling’s membership has more than doubled. A new management team has been appointed to drive the recently launched four year strategy that paves the way to realise Scottish Cycling’s vision to be the most successful small cycling nation in the world.
Since April 2009 Scottish Cycling has seen our membership grow by 142%, a 73% increase in the number of organised mass participation sportive events and a 23% increase in the number of competitive events. Almost 50% of Scottish Cycling members commute on a regular basis and Craig is a huge advocate for safer roads and improved cycling infrastructure.