BMF's Anna Zee elected President of FEMA (the Federation of Motorcyclists Associations

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Published on 23 February 2015 by Gill

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The BMF is pleased to announce that Director Anna Zee has been elected President of the Federation of Motorcyclists Associations (FEMA). Anna, a motorcyclist for 40 years, has been on the Management Team of the BMF for several years, as Chairman and currently as Director of Political and Technical Services, in charge of lobbying. In addition BMF Councillor Jim Freeman, also a rider for 40 years, has been elected to the FEMA Management Board as Treasurer.

FEMA, as an association of over twenty riders groups from across Europe, represents motorcyclists in Europe just as its members represent riders within their states. The BMF has been a member of FEMA since its inception.

FEMA recently announced the appointment of a new General Secretary, Dolf Villigers, to replace Aline Delhaye who has held that position for the last 8 years. Dolf, also a motorcyclist for many years, has worked with MAG Netherlands and has been a delegate to FEMA. The Management Board of FEMA includes representives of motorcyclists groups in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, and both riders groups in the UK.

Anna said “It is an  honour to take on this position on behalf of riders across Europe. I think my previous experience in the BMF will be of value to FEMA and I look forward to working with the staff and directors of FEMA to ensure that FEMA continues to be an effective lobbying group within the EU. FEMA, along with many other bodies associated with motorcycling in Europe, believe that motorcycling has much to offer, not just as a sport, but as a practical and economic form of transport for the future. We intend, in co-operation with the rest of the motorcycling community, to ensure that these benefits are realised.”