Annamarie Phelps is a former World Champion in women’s rowing, representing Great Britain in the early 90s and since then, has held Chair and Vice Chair roles at British Rowing and British Paralympic Association.
Today she provides expert counsel for our clients on sports partnership, balancing culture versus performance and promoting equity, alongside her roles as Vice Chair of the British Olympic Association and President of European Rowing.
Annamarie is most famously known for her contribution to rowing, representing Great Britain in five consecutive World Championships and then at the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996. She is a former World Champion in Women’s Lightweight Coxless Fours and indoor rowing.
Since then, Annamarie has held a number of high profile roles in sports leadership including Vice Chair at British Paralympic Association and Vice Chair of British Rowing. As Vice Chair of British Rowing, she led the safeguarding of athletes and oversaw anti-doping, governance and equality policies before chairing the governing body.
Annamarie is now Vice Chair at the British Olympic Association, President at European Rowing and Co-Chair of the Global Executive of the International Working Group on Women and Sport. She also serves on the IPC Legal and Ethics Committee and IOC Olympic Gender Equality Commission.