Happy New Year!

It’s always hard to predict what any new year will bring and 2017 was no different.  For me personally it was my first year out of rowing and looking for employment. I wasn’t sure what that would look like and although a predictable state of affairs it is still disconcerting and uncomfortable.  I became Chair of UK Sport in July and very quickly moved from the challenges of trying to move a boat faster than anyone else in the world to the numerous challenges facing all of sport at the moment.  I am lucky to be in a position where I can be one of the many people working hard to make things as good as they can be for Olympic and Paralympic sport in the UK.  

Such a huge task really motivates me and I love being back in a highly committed and driven team who care passionately about what they do. It’s a daily privilege.  And lots more to be done in 2018.

So a very Happy New Year to everyone. Here’s hoping 2018 is a great one.