Mark Davies is New Chairman of British Rowing

Mark Davies. Photo © Nick Middleton. British Rowing website.

31 March 2018

The other day, British Rowing announced that Mark Davies is taking over from Annamarie Phelps as new Chairman for the organisation tomorrow, 1 April.

British Rowing writes in their announcement:

Davies, 47, has a strong rowing pedigree and has been involved in the sport since learning to row at Christ’s College, Cambridge. He coxed in two reserve Boat Races, represented England at the Home International Regatta and was a finalist at Henley Royal Regatta. Davies served on the executive committee of Cambridge University Boat Club and founded Crabtree Boat Club in 1995.

Davies is Chairman of ArcheryGB, which he joined in 2015, giving him a good insight into sports governance and administration, and the opportunities and challenges faced by a national governing body.

In business, Davies began his career at JP Morgan before moving on to work in the media, spending five years broadcasting and producing for BBC Sport on Radio 5Live and News24. During this time he was also writing about cricket and rowing for the Daily Telegraph.

Davies was part of the team that set up and launched Betfair, the sports betting company, spending ten years as the public face of the business, working with sports bodies and governments around the world.

Read more here.

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