The Board

The members of the Board are the Directors of British Rowing who meet regularly to manage the business of the organisation.

The Board comprises;

  • The Chair
  • The Deputy Chair
  • Home Nations Director
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chair of the Sport Committee
  • Two Nominated Directors
  • Athlete Director
  • Four Independent Directors

The Chair, Chief Executive Officer and four Independent Directors are appointed by the Board through an open recruitment process.

The Deputy Chair, Chair of the Sport Committee and Two Nominated are appointed by the Regional Representatives by election.

The Home Nations Director is nominated by Scottish Rowing or Welsh Rowing on an alternating basis and appointed by the Board.

The Athlete Director is appointed by the Board following an election by the GB Rowing Team.

The Chair, Deputy Chair, Chair of the Sport Committee and the two Nominated Directors are appointed for a term of office of up to four years. The Home Nations Director, Athlete Director and Independent Directors are appointed for a term of three years.

With the exception of the Chief Executive Officer whose term is ex-officio, no Board member may be appointed to serve for more than two consecutive terms of office.

Current Members of the Board

ChairDeputy ChairChief Executive OfficerChair of the Sport Committee
Profile Picture of Chief Executive Officer Andy Parkinson
Mark DaviesKate O’SullivanAndy ParkinsonNick Hubble
Chair:
Deputy Chair:
Chief Executive Officer:
Profile Picture of Chief Executive Officer Andy Parkinson
Chair of the Sport Committee:
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Chair:
Mark Davies
Deputy Chair:
Kate O’Sullivan
Chief Executive Officer:
Andy Parkinson
Chair of the Sport Committee:
Nick Hubble
Home Nations DirectorElected DirectorElected DirectorAthlete Director
Profile Picture of Laura Lion Council Director
Theo Huckle QC (Chairman of Welsh Rowing)Laura LionSimon ReevesJack Beaumont
Home Nations Director:
Elected Director:
Profile Picture of Laura Lion Council Director
Elected Director:
Athlete Director:
Home Nations Director:
Theo Huckle QC (Chairman of Welsh Rowing)
Elected Director:
Laura Lion
Elected Director:
Simon Reeves
Athlete Director:
Jack Beaumont
Independent DirectorIndependent DirectorIndependent DirectorIndependent Director
Profile Picture of Independent Director Jonathan VickersProfile Picture of Independent Director John Hinnigan
Liz BehnkeJonathan VickersJohn HinniganKarena Vleck
Independent Director:
Independent Director:
Profile Picture of Independent Director Jonathan Vickers
Independent Director:
Profile Picture of Independent Director John Hinnigan
Independent Director:
Independent Director:
Liz Behnke
Independent Director:
Jonathan Vickers
Independent Director:
John Hinnigan
Independent Director:
Karena Vleck

Board minutes

Copies of recent Board minutes can be found here:

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Andy Parkinson

Chief Executive Officer

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Jack Beaumont

 Jack 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.…

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John Hinnigan

Independent Director

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