Board of Directors

The Axel Merckx Youth Development Foundation is proud to have several outstanding members of the business, cultural and sports community on its Board. These members include:

Axel Merckx – Former professional cyclist, Belgian National Champion, and Olympic medalist.

Jodi Merckx – Former Canadian national team triathlete and co-owner of the Prospera Granfondo Axel Merckx.

Ron Hayman – Two-time Olympian and former professional cyclist. Manages sales, marketing and product research for Hayman Sport.

Ross Langford – Lawyer and youth cycling advocate, Ross is a partner with the law firm of Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP.  Actively involved in the community and is currently the Chair of UBC-O’s Founding Capital Campaign and a director of the Central Okanagan Foundation. 

Tod Melnyk – President and owner of Tree Brewing Company. In addition to being an age-group triathlete and active supporter of community initiatives, Tod is the Chair of the B.C. Craft Brewers Guild and Director of the B.C. Beverage Alcohol Container Management Council.