Jack Beaumont elected as Athlete Director to the Board of British Rowing

Beaumont was elected as Athlete Director by current members of the GB Rowing Team and will serve an initial three year term

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Jack Beaumont (left) and Angus Groom win gold at World Cup 2 in Linz (Naomi Baker)

Olympian and World Rowing Championships silver medallist, Jack Beaumont has been elected as Athlete Director to serve on the British Rowing Board of Directors.

Beaumont, who learnt to row at Maidenhead Rowing Club as a junior and now rows for Leander Club, has been immersed in rowing for over 14 years, experiencing the sport at all levels.

Alongside a competitive club rowing career, Beaumont progressed through the GB age groups to become one of the country’s leading scullers. As a member of the GB Rowing Team senior squad, he was part of the quad that came fifth at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In 2017, he won gold, silver and bronze in the quad at the World Rowing Cup regattas, and bronze at the European Rowing Championships, before going on to complete the 2017 season with a dramatic silver at the World Rowing Championships in Sarasota-Bradenton. To date during the 2018 racing season, Beaumont has won silver at World Cup 1 and gold at World Cup 2 in the men’s double.

Moving up through the GB age groups, and as an established member of the current senior squad, Beaumont has a wealth of domestic and international rowing experience, which he will bring to the role of Athlete Director.

On being elected to the Board, Beaumont said: “It is a real honour to have been elected as Athlete Director. The success of rowing, from grassroots to the elite, is dependent on a breadth of perspectives from across the sport at a Board level, and I am sure that my experience will enable me to make a positive contribution. I am looking forward to working with the wider Board to help challenge and contribute to the development of British Rowing’s strategy over the coming years, for the success of the sport.”

Following the election, Mark Davies, Chair of British Rowing said: “I am delighted to welcome Jack to the Board. His experience and insight from his time in rowing will, I am sure, be invaluable. I am looking forward to working with him over the next three years.”

Beaumont was elected as Athlete Director by current members of the GB Rowing Team and will serve an initial three year term. He will take over the role from Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell who is coming to the end of his term on the Board.

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