British Rowing – Sport Committee Chair (Volunteer)

The Chair of the Sport Committee is elected by the Regional Representatives appointed to represent the ten Regions. The roles comes up for election at British Rowing’s 2023 AGM.

Like many sports, Rowing is significantly dependent on the experience and time given by volunteers, connected to the governing body through regional representation and through support on a number of committees with specific areas of knowledge and focus. These committees come together at the Sport Committee, which seeks to ensure alignment and support for the strategic goals of British Rowing. The Chair of the Sport Committee, who is ex officio a member of the Board of British Rowing, is responsible for ensuring effective two-way communication between the committees and the Board is in place, as well as working closely with the Honorary Rowing Safety Advisor and members of the staff of British Rowing.

There are at least four Sport Committee meetings per year and, sharing responsibility with the Deputy Chair, the Chair attends many of the Standing Committee meetings and, on occasion, Regional Council meetings. The Chair may also often be approached for discussions by British Rowing members at various times on important issues for the sport. There are also up to eight Board meetings per year.

The role requires a high level of contact with the rowing community across all of its disciplines and audiences.

Appointment process

The Chair of the Sport Committee is elected by the Regional Representatives appointed to represent the ten Regions. The election (if required) will take place at a General Meeting. Nominations for the Chair of the Sport Committee position shall be made in writing, proposed and seconded by Regional Representatives and received by the Nominations Committee (by 20 October 2023) before the AGM which will take place on 16 November 2023.

The closing date for nominations is 5:00pm on Friday, 20 October 2023. Candidates will be voted for by the Members of British Rowing, being the Regional Representatives appointed to represent the 10 Regions and ratified at the British Rowing AGM on 16 November 2023.

Following election, the successful candidate will join the Board for the 18 December 2023 Board meeting.

Nomination forms and any further questions should be sent to Jacqui Traynor, at [email protected].

Each Regional Representative may nominate one candidate for election to the post of Chair of the Sport Committee, although there is no obligation to nominate.


To be eligible for appointment as a Nominated Director for any candidate who has previously served on the British Rowing Board and who has completed the maximum term of office permitted by these Articles at least four years must elapse before that Director may be appointed again as a Director.

Each candidate must be nominated and seconded by two Regional Representatives of British Rowing. Appointment is by the Regional Representatives at a General Meeting.

Download full Role Description

Download Nomination Form

Salary: Expenses only

Application Dates: From Monday 9th October 2023 to Friday 20th October 2023

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