The people of Henley Women’s Regatta each year are drawn from many areas of the sport – from umpires and competitors to those who simply love rowing – but all have one common aim: to deliver a world-class international regatta.

HWR Patrons

Sir Steve and Lady Anne Redgrave

HWR Victrix Patron

Dame Katherine Grainger

Executive committee

The Venue - Water, Land and Safety

Competition group

PR and communications

Branding, Shop & Merchandising Pam Hayes –

Friends Liz McVeigh –

Victrix Gurli Medcalf –

Volunteer Coordinator Antoina Moss –

Programme Design Siobhan Brownlow –

PR, Sponsorship and Press Helen Brawn –

Sponsorship Elise Cope

Digital & Social Media Development Dr Bibi Colgan –

Social Media Coordinator Laura Johnson –

Events, VIPs, Advertising & P.R Gilly Watt –

Events Administrator Liz Dawson –

Web Site Rhianna Cearns and Diane Graham

Brand Ambassadors

Dame Katherine Grainger, DBE

With Olympic silver at Rio 2016, gold at London 2012 to add to her silver medals from Sydney in 2000, Athens in 2004, and Beijing in 2008, as well as six world championships titles in her collection, Katherine is Britain’s most decorated female Olympic athlete and the first British woman to win medals at five successive games. Since 2015 she has been Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University and is currently Chair of UK Sport.

“HWR is unique. It’s a tremendous climax to your season – giving you the chance to be the best in class in that purest of tests, the match race. A win at HWR is like no other.”

Anna Watkins, MBE

Anna Watkins is a double Olympic medalist and two-time World Champion in the women’s double scull. Anna won Olympic bronze with Elise Laverick in Beijing 2008 before teaming up with Katherine Grainger. This outstanding combination resulted in successive World Championship gold medals and culminated with an unforgettable gold medal-winning performance at the London 2012 Olympics.

“I’m delighted to be able to support HWR as a Brand Ambassador. It’s a pretty awesome occasion when you have the very best rowers in Britain, outside the internationals, all together for one mighty event” – Anna Watkins