British Rowing begins search for new Director of Performance

British Rowing is looking for an experienced performance leader to build on and further develop the world-leading high performance programme established by Sir David Tanner

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British Rowing has begun a global search for a new Director of Performance.

Following the decision late last year by Sir David Tanner CBE to step down as Performance Director after 21 years, British Rowing is now looking for an experienced performance leader to build on and further develop the world-leading high performance programme established by Sir David.

The GB Rowing Team is the high performance arm of British Rowing and is the nation’s most continuously successful Olympic sport, having won gold medals at every Olympic Games since 1984, and having won six Paralympic Gold medals since the sport was introduced in 2008.

2017 was a very positive season for the GB Rowing Team, with results showing an encouraging first step in the Tokyo cycle.  At the most recent World Championships, the Team returned home with seven medals – one gold, three silver and three bronze – ahead of the UK Sport medal target for 2017.

Alongside this, British Rowing are identifying, developing and training talent with a focus on Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028.

The GB Rowing Team has an exceptionally strong senior management team in place, which includes Chief Coaches Jürgen Grobler, Paul Thompson, Peter Sheppard and Tom Dyson. The GB Rowing Team is supported by UK Sport and National Lottery funding.

Andy Parkinson, CEO of British Rowing, said of the recruitment process: “The GB Rowing Team is in a really strong position thanks to the hard work and dedication of Sir David over the past 21 years. It is imperative that we find an exceptional candidate who is able to build upon this and take the Team forward to Tokyo 2020 and beyond. That is why it is a priority to conduct an extensive global search for the next Director of Performance and I am interested in hearing from candidates from within rowing as well as those with relevant experience from the wider elite sporting world.”

For more information and the Candidate Brief, click here.

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