British Rowing has around 32,000 individual members who range in age from 11 to over eighty. Individual members are generally linked to one of our 550 affiliated rowing clubs, which in turn are within ten rowing regions in England.
Each region has a regional rowing council and a representative or representatives who represent them on British Rowing's Council, the governing committee of the sport.
Corporate Governance Structure
From September 2012 British Rowing's Council will be made up of;
- the members of the Executive Board
- the Regional Chairmen
- the Regional Representatives
- The Honorary Rowing Safety Adviser (non-voting)
The Executive Board is the Board of Directors of British Rowing Ltd, they meet at regular intervals seven or eight times a year and from September will be made up of;
- The Executive Officers - the Chairman, the Honorary Treasurer and one or two Deputy Chairmen
- A representative from Scottish Rowing
- A representative from Welsh Rowing
- Chief Executive Officer (non-voting)
- Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Sport Committee
- Two representatives elected by Council from within the Council
- Chairman of the Finance Committee
- Athletes' Representative
- Two Independent Directors
The new Sport Committee will comprise;
- A Chairman and Deputy Chairman elected by Council
- The Chairmen, or nominated deputies of the following committees: National Coaching, National Competition, National Umpiring, Junior Rowing, Masters Rowing, Recreational Rowing and Rowing Safety.
There are a number of other committees and advisory panels which report to Council through the Sport Committee, Executive Board or the National Committees and these include - Finance, British Rowing Championships, Medical, Anti-Doping, Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups, Young Persons' Panel, Multi-Lane Umpiring, Facilities.
British Rowing also has three Honorary advisory posts, Rowing Safety Adviser, Dr Clive Killick, Medical Officer, Dr David Zideman and Legal Adviser, Richard Lester.
Coaching & Development Structure
British Rowing's Coaching and Development teams support rowers and the programmes of the association which include engaging new participants through new partnerships and rowing for life through well-resourced clubs.
Sir Steve Redgrave CBE is the Honorary President of British Rowing and there are three life Vice Presidents - C.G.V. Davidge OBE, J.A. Veats, M. Brandon-Bravo OBE.