British Rowing Announce Andy Parkinson as New CEO

November 3, 2014

British Rowing has announced Andy Parkinson has been appointed as its new Chief Executive Officer from January 2015.

Parkinson is currently the Chief Executive of UK Anti-Doping, shop pills he became the first appointment in that position in 2009.

“I am delighted that Andy will be joining British Rowing as our CEO,” said Annamarie Phelps, Chairman of British Rowing.

“Andy brings a wealth of experience and proven leadership capabilities in sporting governance, both national and international. He was impressive during a rigorous and competitive selection process and we very much look forward to welcoming him to British Rowing when he joins us next year.”

Andy Parkinson said: “It has been a privilege to be the first Chief Executive of UK Anti-Doping. I have had the opportunity to work with many highly skilled and committed individuals and am extremely proud of what UKAD has achieved over the past five years.

“Rowing has been one of the most successful British Olympic sports and I am very much looking forward to leading the organisation as it strives for greater success, growth and participation at every level. Now is the time for me to seek a fresh challenge and it is an honour to be joining British Rowing as Chief Executive Officer.”

British Rowing has been under the leadership of Interim CEO, Neil Chugani, since the start of the year and he will remain in charge until Andy Parkinson’s arrival in January.

Annamarie Phelps added: “British Rowing was fortunate indeed this year to be able to call upon someone of Neil’s outstanding professional experience, business acumen and personal passion for rowing, to take on the role of CEO on an interim basis.

“He has provided strong and effective leadership to the organisation during 2014, has made a significant and successful contribution to British Rowing, and I look forward to paying him a full tribute when he hands over his responsibilities.”

One of the first British Rowing activities that Parkinson will oversee in his role as CEO will be the inaugural British Rowing Indoor Championships, to be held in the former Olympic Velodrome on February 8, 2015.