Our keynote speaker

Annamarie Phelps CBE

Chairperson, British Rowing

Annamarie Phelps CBE is Chairperson of British Rowing, Vice Chair of the BOA and BPA. She chaired the Cycling Independent Review Panel into the culture and climate of the sport’s World Class Programme and was a member of the DCMS Duty of Care Report Working Group. She was elected to the European Rowing Board of Management in May 2017 and acts as Commonwealth Liaison for FISA, the international federation for rowing.

As Deputy Chairperson and Lead Safeguarding Officer at British Rowing 2002-2013, she oversaw anti-doping, governance and equality policies. She has supported the S&RA Safeguarding Adults in Sport Steering Group since its inception in 2008 and is Safeguarding, SEN and Looked After Children Governor at Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith.

A former World Champion in Women’s Lightweight Coxless Fours and indoor rowing, she represented Great Britain in the women’s eight at the Atlanta Olympic Games, 1996.