British Rowing Appoints New Chairman

26 November 2012 / 15:44

The Council of British Rowing has today announced Annamarie Phelps as the new British Rowing’s Chairman designate. Phelps will take up the role when the current Chairman Di Ellis steps down at the end of February 2013.

Annamarie is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Fine Arts Society plc where she was formerly in charge of organising commercial art exhibitions and managing a small specialist department. Her rowing career started at university following which she joined a club and went on to row internationally, is a past Olympic athlete and was a member of the British Olympic Association Athlete Commission, she now represents British Rowing on the National Paralympic Committee with the additional role of a Trustee and Board Member of the British Paralympic Association.

Di Ellis said: "‘We were extremely fortunate to have had two first class candidates who have served the sport as Deputy Chairmen over a number of years and have been fully committed to the work of British Rowing, both at home and abroad, besides providing me with unfailing support.

"I have every confidence that by electing Annamarie as my successor she will work tirelessly to ensure British Rowing will continue to strengthen its position, and like me recognise that volunteers are the backbone of rowing supported by staff, partners and stakeholders to reach this objective."

Annamarie Phelps said: "It is a great honour to be elected Chairman of British Rowing. Whilst it will be a challenge to follow Di’s achievements over the last 25 years, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the rowing community across the country and build on the success and momentum of 2012."

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