Former Olympic rower Annamarie Phelps appointed Chair of the British Horseracing Authority
- Phelps competed for Britain in the women’s eight at the Atlanta Games in 1996
- She has worked for a variety of governing bodies including rowing and cycling
- Phelps is the first female chair of the BHA and will take up the post on June 1
Annamarie Phelps, Vice-Chair of the British Olympic Committee and a former Olympic rower, has been appointed as the new Chair of the British Horseracing Authority.
Phelps competed for Britain at the Atlanta Games in 1996 in the women’s eight and was a world champion in 1993. She was awarded a CBE for services to rowing in 2016.
Phelps has worked for a variety of sports governing bodies including chairing the independent review into British Cycling in 2017 looking into the culture within the sport’s World Class programme,.
Experienced Annamarie Phelps has worked for a variety of sports governing bodies
Phelps is the first female chair of the BHA. She will take up the post on June 1.
Phelps said: ‘Everything I’ve seen and heard tells me that racing people are passionate about their sport, proud of its magnificent heritage and unified by a love of horses.
‘I am looking forward to working with new colleagues at the BHA and across the sport. My priority is to help with the immediate challenges we face, but I am excited by the opportunities for racing to grow and flourish in the years ahead.