Anthony Griffin appointed to AGF Board

by / Wednesday, 04 June 2014 / Published in Media release

Anthony Griffin of Saxo Australia joins Amy Gillett Foundation Board

The Amy Gillett Foundation today welcomed the appointment of Anthony Griffin as a Director of the Amy Gillett Foundation Board.

Mr Griffin is the Chief Executive Officer of Saxo Capital Markets (Australia) and is a long-time supporter of the AGF.

“Whether for family fun, fitness, commuting or racing, cycling is a continuously growing community that seeks only a safe environment in which to ride. Biking brings with it great benefits for our communities through shared experiences on the bike for our children and us through greater activity and therefore greater fitness,” said Mr Griffin.

“Australia needs to be creating environments that encourage these community activities on bikes. We know the benefits are vast but does the safety aspect discourage other would be cyclist of all ages getting on bikes?

“Whilst accidents do and will happen through no fault of a cyclist or driver, most can be avoided through a shared responsibility whilst on the road and through continuous education of children and adults from the point of view of both cyclist and driver,” concluded Mr Griffin.

Mark Textor, Chairman of the AGF said Mr Griffin would be a tremendous asset to the Foundation as it seeks to continue improving safety for bike riders across Australia.

Mr Textor said “Anthony shares a passion for cycling and, with his corporate experience and network, is passionate in advocating for improved safety for Australia’s cycling community. Mr Griffin has been involved in AGF activities for some time now and most recently took part in Amy’s Share the Road Tour 2013, raising awareness of bike rider safety and generating vital funds that contribute to our work.”

“The AGF Board comprises leaders in business, governance, transport and road safety, advocacy and the cycling community. Mr Griffin’s background complements our existing highly engaged Board.” emphasised Textor.