Joins Rowing Australia Board as a Director replacing Cameron McKenzie-McHarg
Rowing Australia today announced that Olympian Hannah Every-Hall has been elected as the new Chair of the Rowing Australia Athletes’ Commission and in turn has been appointed as a Director of the Rowing Australia Board. She takes over the Athletes’ Representative position vacated on the RA Board by Cameron McKenzie-McHarg whose term on the Commission and Board concluded in October.
Every-Hall, who won gold at the 2002 World Rowing Championships in the Lightweight Women’s Quadruple Sculls, will join the Rowing Australia Board for her first meeting on the weekend of 12 November 2016, in Melbourne.
Every-Hall is highly respected among the athlete body. As an athlete, she first competed for Australia at the Nations Cup in 1999 in Hamburg, Germany where she won the U23 Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls. She went on to represent Australia at seven World Rowing Cups and multiple World Championships, as well as representing Australia in the Lightweight Women’s Double Sculls at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Off the water, Every-Hall has a degree in Human Movement, as well as a Masters’ Degree in Dietetics from Deakin University. She is also a member of FISA’s Athletes’ Commission, representing the Asia-Pacific region.
Upon the announcement of her appointment, Every-Hall said: “I feel incredibly honoured and privileged to be bestowed with this honour. Firstly, I would like to say thank you to Cameron McKenzie-McHarg for the fantastic work he has done chairing the Commission and representing the athletes on the Rowing Australia Board.
“I look forward to not only chairing the Commission but also being an active member of the Rowing Australia Board, contributing to the strategic growth and development of our sport and being the voice of our athletes.”
Every-Hall is the fourth female representative appointed to the nine-person Rowing Australia Board. The RA Board is made up of Chair, Rob Scott, Director and Deputy Chair Flavia Gobbo and Directors Merrick Howes, Bryan Weir, Andrew Rowley, Carmen Wearne, Sally Capp, Andrew Guerin and now, of course, Every-Hall.
Rowing Australia President, Rob Scott, added: “The Rowing Australia Athletes’ Commission is a vital conduit for the athletes to communicate with the Rowing Australia Board and the organisation as a whole. It is fantastic to see someone of Hannah’s calibre elected to Chair the Commission and in turn to be the voice of the athletes on the RA Board.
“Hannah’s international experience speaks for itself, she is an accomplished World Champion rower, respected worldwide, and I look forward to welcoming her onto the Rowing Australia Board.”