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 preventing corruption, doping and unsafe or unfair environments in rowing. By working together under systems designed to keep everyone safe, supported and treated fairly, the rowing community can remain a place that we all want to be a part of.

The Governance team’s role in this not just to advise on individual issues you may experience, but to recommend the best ways for clubs and individuals to create a safe and enjoyable rowing environment for all to thrive in. 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, Head of Legal and Governance – leads the team, provides internal legal advice, governance advice, oversight and leads on strategic matters.
  • Leo Borg, Lead Safeguarding Officer – provides safeguarding advice and guidance. Contact Leo at [email protected].
  • Pippa Randolph, Governance Officer – provides guidance on sport disciplinary and grievance matters. More information on this can be found here.
  • Jacqui Traynor, Anti-Doping & Integrity Officer – 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.

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

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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