British Rowing Annual General Meeting update

British Rowing’s 36th Annual General Meeting (AGM) has appointed Nick Hubble as Chair of the Sport Committee


Nick Hubble pictured at BRIC (c) Nick Middleton

Saturday, 12 October 2019 -– Today, British Rowing’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) has voted in Nick Hubble as Chair of the Sport Committee after Andrew Crawford’s tenure as Chair came to an end.

Commenting on this new appointment, Mark Davies Chair of British Rowing, said: “I am delighted to welcome Nick Hubble as Chair of the Sport Committee after serving as Deputy Chair since 2015.

“I am looking forward to working with Nick as we enter an important year for the sport which includes reviewing our governance structure.”

Hubble began his rowing career as a talented junior at Peterborough City RC before catching the event organisation bug driving launches at regattas in the mid-1980s.

Since then, his rowing career includes volunteering at the 2006 World Rowing Championships and serving as a key member of the Organising Committees for the 2011 World Rowing Junior Championships, the rowing test event for the 2012 London Olympics and the 2013 Eton Dorney World Rowing Cup Regatta.

He has also been Chair of the British Rowing Indoor Championships (BRIC) since the inaugural competition in 2015 – the national indoor rowing championships is now a well-established highlight of the rowing calendar.

We need to continue the modernisation process of the organisation to make us more fit for purpose

Hubble said: It’s an honour to be elected to Chair of the Sport Committee; it has also been an honour to work alongside Andy as his deputy since 2015. Andy has been a great leader and member of Sport Committee for over seven years.

“I want to continue that work over the next 12 months, working alongside the standing committees, staff, volunteers and Board during this period of governance review. I’m a strong believer that we need to continue the modernisation process of the organisation to make us more fit for purpose, but it is also as important to recognise what has gone before us.”

Hubble was proposed for the appointment as Chair of the Sport Committee and a Director of British Rowing Ltd for a term of one year starting from today and ending at the Annual General Meeting in 2020. However, the role of Chair of the Sport Committee can also be appointed for a maximum of one three-year and one four-year term.

British Rowing’s Sport Committee is the coordinating committee for the development of the sport and has oversight of the activities, initiatives and policies within the remit of the committees that are represented on it. The Chair of the Sport Committee also sits on the British Rowing Board.

Summing up, Davies said: “I would like to thank outgoing Chair, Andrew Crawford, for his expertise and the enormous dedication that he has generously given both as Chair of the Sport Committee and also at Board level since October 2015 and beyond.

“His influence and experience have been instrumental in taking British Rowing competitions to the next level helping progress many areas of the national governing body.”

Find out more about the British Rowing governance here.