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Malcolm Batten OAM


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Malcolm Batten is a 1988 Olympian, 1986 World Champion, and Commonwealth Games Champion and is McVilly Pearce Pin number 380. He has been involved in the rowing community for over 40 years and is a Life Member of both Mercantile and Commercial Rowing Clubs.

Malcolm started his rowing career as a coxswain at North Esk RC in Launceston in 1979. He moved to the Gold Coast in 1982 and rowed for a season with Tweed Heads RC before moving to Brisbane and joining Commercial RC. He was part of the first AIS scholarship holders in 1985 and held full AIS scholarships between 1985-1988. He moved to Melbourne in 1988 and has been a member of Mercantile RC since including a time as club president.

Malcolm has more than 20 years of experience at the executive level in the Construction Industry. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has held board roles in multiple jurisdictions.