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
  • Four Independent Directors (one of whom is the Senior Independent Director)
  • Home Nations Director
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chair of the Sport Committee
  • Two Nominated Directors
  • Athlete Director

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 GB Rowing Athletes.

The Directors on the Board are appointed for a term of office of up to four 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

Mark Davies

Chair of British Rowing
Chair of the Nominations Committee

Kate O'Sullivan BEM

Deputy Chairman
Chair of the Regional Chairs Forum

Liz Behnke

Senior Independent Director
Board Welfare Lead, Chair of the Safeguarding Committee and Member of the Nominations Committee

Tina Kokkinos

Independent Director
Chair of the Finance Committee and Member of the Nominations Committee

Peter Milhofer

Independent Director
Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and Member of the Nominations Committee

Karena Vleck

Independent Director
Chair of the Anti-­Doping and Integrity Advisory Panel and Member of the Finance, Nominations and Safeguarding Committees

TBA

Home Nations Director

Alastair Marks

Chief Executive Officer
Board Safety Lead

Nick Hubble

Chair of the Sport Committee
Member of the Events and Junior Rowing Committees and the Anti-­Doping and Integrity Advisory Panel

Clare Briegal

Nominated Director
Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Sebastian Walker

Nominated Director

Mohamed Sbihi

Athlete Director


Nominations are currently in progress for the roles of Chair of the Sport Committee and Nominated Director.

Board Documents

Board Terms of Reference

Board Code of Conduct

Election Procedures for Elected Directors

Matters Reserved to the Board

Board Welfare and Safety Lead Role Specification

Board minutes

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Alastair Marks

Chief Executive Officer
Board Safety Lead

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Clare Briegal

Nominated Director
Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

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Karena Vleck

Independent Director
Chair of the Anti-­Doping and Integrity Advisory Panel and Member of the Finance, Nominations and Safeguarding Committees

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