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John Boultbee steps down from Rowing Australia Board

Rowing Australia today announced that John Boultbee AM has stepped down from his role as Director on the Rowing Australia Board. In addition, during this past weekend’s Annual General Meeting, the organisation confirmed the re-election of Chairman Rob Scott to the RA Board, while Bryan Weir of New South Wales was also elected as a Director on the Rowing Australia Board.

Mr Boultbee’s decision to step down comes after more than 12 years on the RA Board during which time he has served on many RA Committees including the High Performance Committee, Development Committee and most recently as Chair of the 2014 and 2015 Sydney International Rowing Regattas.

Mr Boultbee, a Life Member of RA, has given extensive service to the sport over many years including as Secretary General and Council Member of FISA (World Rowing’s governing body), as well as at club and State levels. In addition, Mr Boultbee has held a range of leadership roles across Australian Sport including as Director of the Australian Institute of Sport and currently as the High Performance Director of Volleyball Australia.

“My stepping down from the Rowing Australia Board does not indicate any reduced interest in working for and with Australian rowing, but I accept that I have been on the Board for over 12 years and it is probably time to try and contribute to our sport in other ways,” said Mr Boultbee.

Rowing Australia President, Rob Scott, commented: “I would like to thank John for all his hard work and efforts on the Rowing Australia Board over the past 12 years.

“John’s contributions have been invaluable and while he will be missed I know he will continue to contribute to our sport and help to ensure we achieve our vision of being the number one rowing nation in the world.

“I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Bryan Weir to the Rowing Australia Board. Bryan has many years of experience both as the Deputy President of Rowing New South Wales and as the former President of Mosman Rowing Club, I am sure he will make a great addition to the Board.”