The Governance Team

British Rowing’s Governance team are your first port of call for safeguarding, disciplinary, grievance, anti-doping and integrity guidance.

We believe that respect, trust and integrity are core parts of a safe and fair sport, and that good governance is key to the effective running of British Rowing. It provides a framework to ensure that British Rowing is open, transparent and fair and that its processes and procedures are up to date, clear and work effectively to keep everyone safe and supported, ensuring the rowing community can remain a place that we all want to be a part of.

We work hard with our colleagues in the clubs and events and with our volunteers to keep our children and young people safe, and to prevent doping, corruption and unsafe or unfair environments in rowing.

The Governance team’s role in this not just to advise on individual issues you may experience in relation to the above, but also to recommend the best ways for clubs and individuals to create a safe and enjoyable rowing environment for all to thrive in. We deal with disciplinary cases and grievances against British Rowing.

Details of the team members, their role, and how to either contact them directly or access the support processes they provide can be found below:

Susan Lightman, Deputy Director of Legal and Governance
[email protected]
Leads the team, provides internal legal advice, governance advice, oversight and leads on strategic matters.

Jacqui Traynor, Anti-Doping & Integrity Manager
[email protected]
Provides guidance on anti-doping and any matters of integrity, such as disrepute to sport or ensuring fairness in sports competitions. More information can be found here.

Tom Ramsell, Lead Safeguarding Officer
[email protected]
Provides safeguarding and DBS advice and guidance. More information can be found here.

Governance Officer
[email protected]
Provides guidance on sport disciplinary and grievance matters. More information on this can be found here.

If you’re not sure where to send your question to then please contact [email protected] and the team will make sure it is assigned to the right person.

Governance Monthly Updates

Look out for governance features that might be of interest to you or your club in your monthly British Rowing membership newsletter. We also send these to all Club Secretaries and Club Captains. Here is the archive of posts:

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