Petition Closed

Keep Annamarie Phelps CBE as Chairman of British Rowing

This petition had 249 supporters

SIGN TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR AMP! Tell Liz Nicholl (Head of UK Sport) and Theresa May (madame PM) that government red tape should not keep the best people out of jobs where they're needed.

Annamarie Phelps will be stepping down from her position as Chairman of the Board and Council as a result of the implementation of the UK Government’s new Code for Sports Governance.

With the implementation of the new Code for Sports Governance it has been calculated that Phelps has already served the maximum time allowed on the Board and is, therefore, required to step down in order for British Rowing to comply with the new Code. 

Under Phelps’s leadership, British Rowing has made significant strides to modernise its business model, improve inclusiveness and diversity across the sport and broaden the appeal of rowing to new and younger audiences. She has been instrumental in pioneering gender equality not just in rowing but across a number of sports in the UK while she has played a major role in developing adaptive rowing in Great Britain. Annamarie also oversaw a successful Olympic and Paralympic Games for the GB Rowing Team at Rio 2016. With her skilled facilitation, British Rowing has built even stronger relations with the international federation FISA (World Rowing) and many other national federations.

(wording mostly British Rowing)


Today: Tideway is counting on you

Tideway Bulletin needs your help with “Liz Nicholl: Retain Annamarie Phelps CBE as Chairman of British Rowing”. Join Tideway and 248 supporters today.