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Fran is Head of Winning Behaviours & Business Operations and one of the founding members of Team Sky
As a founding Member of Team Sky, Fran Millar is Head of Winning Behaviours and Head of all Operations. Basically she leads everything that occurs at Team Sky with the exception of the athletes actually riding the bike. Fran was listed in Management Todays Top Women under 35 to watch out for 2 years running until over the qualifying age and at the time commenting that she’d achieved beyond her wildest dreams.
Fran Millar holds a dual role as both Director of Business Operations and Head of Winning Behaviours at Team Sky. Returning to head up all the team’s “off bike” functions in 2015, her responsibilities include overseeing the team’s marketing and communications strategy, stakeholder management, and all the commercial and legal aspects that come with running the world’s number one cycling team.
In her role as Head of Winning Behaviours, Fran looks after Team Sky’s values, culture and people. A role introduced at the end of 2013 when the team had successfully won two consecutive editions of the Tour de France, its primary function is to focus the organisation on continuous improvement, ensuring every member of the team is constantly striving to get the best out of themselves.
Fran has worked alongside Sir Dave Brailsford for over a decade, and after helping build Team Sky from the bottom up, has remained at the heart of the team since its inception in February 2009.
Prior to working at Team Sky Fran set-up and ran her own successful athlete and event management agency for 7 years initially representing her brother, going on to represent some of the UK’s highest profile cyclists including Sports Personality of the Year in 2011 Mark Cavendish.
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