Andrew Blit Chairman
Andrew took up rowing at school in London in 1972 and subsequently raced both at college and club but since 1996 has been based in Sudbury. Having spent a number of years masquerading as a senior rower Andrew has more recently been seen racing at Masters events around the country and is part of the pair that holds the current Masters E 2- record for the Great Ouse Marathon. Andrew has been Vice Captain, Captain and Chairman of Sudbury RC and has coached a number of successful crews over the years. He has also been intimately involved in the running of Sudbury International Regatta as Entries Secretary, Race Committee Chair and Commentator, helping to maintain the Event’s status as one of the country’s traditional market town regattas. Having qualified as an Umpire in 2008 Andrew has thrown himself into the role and assists both regionally and nationally, experiencing the atmosphere at events as diverse as Lea Spring, Blenheim Palace, Peterborough Summer and National Schools Regattas. Andrew was re-elected as Chairman at the 2017 Annual General Meeting, holds a position on British Rowing Council and sits on the Regional Chairman Forum.
Andrew Johnson Vice Chairman (Finance & Funding)
Vicky Parry Vice Chairman (Coaching)
Isle of Ely RC
Vicky began rowing at Nottingham Boat Club in the 1970s where she rowed at elite standard. She then became an ARA Silver Level coach (Senior Club Coach) working with Juniors who were successful at national and international level. She was the first woman to coach a public school 1st VIII. In 2004 she became a founder member and Vice-Chairman of the Isle of Ely Rowing Club. A new club needed coaches so she became a Coach Educator and has been training and assessing coaches and delivering Safeguarding training ever since. She chaired the Eastern Region Coach Education Committee and represented the region on the National Coaching Committee from 2009 to 2017. She now Chairs the National Coaching Committee and sits on the British Rowing Sports Committee and the UK Source Group working with partners in Scotland and Wales. She introduced the Club and Coach Development programme in the region in April 2016 and has overseen the successful development of Sharing Good Practice Days and the introduction of a coach mentoring programme.
Sally Lawrence Secretary
Sally became involved with rowing in 2000 as the mother of a junior who coxed at Lea RC and started coxing because coxes are always needed. She now volunteers at the club and sculls when she has time. Sally was elected as Regional Secretary at the 2014 AGM.
Stephen Wyborn Treasurer
Stephen took up rowing at school in Bradford and continued to row, firstly with his College and subsequently with his current club, City of Cambridge when he moved to Cambridge in 1996. After deciding to step back from racing, Stephen took on the role of organising the various events run by City of Cambridge and also helped coach the club's juniors for a number of years. Stephen is a qualified Umpire. As well as being treasurer of the EERC he is also treasurer of the Cambridgeshire Rowing Association a post he has held since 2013.Read More
Nick Hubble Regional Umpiring & Competitions Committee Chairman and Regional Representative on BR National Council
Peterborough City RC
Nick has been Chairman of the Regional Umpiring Committee & Event Co-ordinator responsible for all things umpiring & events in the region since 2007. Nick was also elected as Regional Competitions Co-ordinator at the 2013 AGM.
Simon White Regional Rowing Safety Advisor
Star Club Simon was appointed to the Council in June 2014 as Regional Rowing Safety Advisor. Simon started rowing at Bedford Modern School in the 70’s and after a break of several decades, returned to the sport at Star Club, where he is part of the junior coaching set up and an umpire. His training in local government has given him a useful insight into, risk assessment, safety and disability access which he now hopes to bring to rowing in his new role as Regional Rowing Safety Advisor.Read More
Joanna Cotgrove Umpires Committee
Isle of Ely RC Jo has been involved in the sport of rowing for many years and is a Committee member of Isle of Ely Rowing Club where she holds the position of Junior Co-ordinator. Jo joined the ERRC committee at the 2014 AGM where she was elected to the position of Athletes Representative. Jo is very active in the rowing community sitting on numerous Event Committees, such as the British Junior and Senior Rowing Championships, as well as being a qualified Umpire. In October 2015 Jo was appointed to the position of JIRR Team Manager for the Eastern Region following the resignation of Chris Callow.Read More
Karen Wilson Masters Representative
Full Name: Karen Wilson Position: Masters Representative Club: Milton Keynes RC Biography: Karen first began rowing at school at Methodist College Belfast and then continued at Queens University Belfast and Belfast Rowing Club eventually competing in a 2- for Ireland in the 1980s. She also coached Junior girls at Methodist College at that time. She then went to work ...Read More
Robin De Vere Green Auditor
Beccles RC Robin is currently Chairman of Beccles Rowing Club. He has been involved with rowing for over 60 years and now more involved with admin, coaching and recreational sculling. He was honoured to have been awarded Regional Volunteer of the Year by ERRC and also National Volunteer by British Rowing in 2009.Read More