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Our Patron – Mrs Gina Rinehart AO

Mrs Gina Rinehart AO picutred with Jessica Morrision winner of the Gina Rinehart Leadership Award 2019

The Rowing Australia family is incredibly proud that Mrs Gina Rinehart AO is our Patron.

In 2016 Mrs Rinehart committed to supporting rowing both through her patronage and through a transformational partnership deal that provides a significant and long term investment to support the delivery of Rowing Australia’s High Performance Plan. This support is in addition to the large amount of generous philanthropic support she provides a number of other organisations across the country and abroad.  Rowing Australia is so grateful for her investment into our beloved sport of rowing.

Rowing Australia President Rob Scott: “We are incredibly excited that Mrs Rinehart has kindly agreed to continue as Patron right up until Paris 2024. Her Patronage has been of overwhelming value, and to have her agree to continue in this role as we come together to become the world’s best rowing nation is momentous for the sport.

Mrs. Rinehart is an outstanding role model for Australia, and it is what she symbolises – her dedication, hard work, perseverance and love for her country – which have made her so successful not only in business but in her personal feats, which is why her patronage is so important and beneficial to our rowers.

Our vision is to be the world’s number one rowing nation and this significant support from Hancock Prospecting  will allow rowing to deliver on the key strategies  that will support and develop Australia’s rowers like never before.”

In 2019 Mrs Gina Rinehart recieved CEO Magazine Lifetime Achievement award. Congratulations to our Patron Mrs Rinehart. For a full run down of the evening please click here. 

To find out more of some of the outstanding philanthropic work that Mrs Rinehart and her foundation do please visit

Mrs Gina Rinehart picutred with Georgie Rowe and Campbell Watts at the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Rower of the Year Awards