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Ben Dodwell appointed to Rowing Australia Board

Rowing Australia today announced the appointment of Ben Dodwell to the Rowing Australia Board. The three-time rowing Olympian and Sydney 2000 Olympic bronze medallist replaces Sally Capp, whose tenure on the RA Board has come to its conclusion.

There are two appointed Board Directors on the Rowing Australia Board, Deputy Chair Flavia Gobbo and now Mr Dodwell. They form part of the nine-person RA Board which also includes Chair Rob Scott, Andrew Rowley, Merrick Howes, Andrew Guerin, Hannah Every-Hall, Bryan Weir and Carmen Wearne.

Rowing Australia Chair, Rob Scott said: “First of all I would like to thank Sally for her time on the Rowing Australia Board. Sally has been an exceptional contributor to our board and we have benefited from her experience in corporate strategy and sport in addition to her passion for rowing. On behalf of the entire RA Board, and everyone at Rowing Australia, we wish her well in her future endeavours.

“We are excited to have Ben join us on the Rowing Australia Board. He brings a vast amount of experience from the corporate world as well as, of course, from the rowing world. In addition to being a triple Olympian, Ben has been closely engaged with club rowing in various states and has experience in personal and professional development for elite athletes. I look forward to his contribution to the sport and the Board moving forward.”

Mr Dodwell brings a vast amount of corporate experience to the Rowing Australia Board and is the current Head of Real Estate at Folkestone Limited an ASX listed real estate development and funds management business with funds under management in excess of $1.2 Billion.

He is a member of the Folkestone Executive Committee and a Director and Board member of Folkestone subsidiary companies and has held membership number of Boards and Committees in the not for profit sector. Previously, he has held a number of senior executive roles at Stockland and Lend Lease where he has been responsible for the business operations and profitability of real estate investment portfolios and development pipelines.

Mr Dodwell is an Olympic, World Championship and Commonwealth rowing medallist having attended three Olympics, six World Championships, and three Commonwealth Regattas and is also the winner of seven Kings Cup medals. He is McVilly-Pearce rower number 481.

A member of the Institute of Company Directors and a former Australia Day Ambassador, Mr Dodwell said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to the Rowing Australia Board and to be able to contribute to a sport that has given me so much over the years.

“I look forward to working with my fellow Board Directors and the wider rowing community to help Rowing Australia to achieve its vision to be the world’s number one rowing nation and Australia’s leading Olympic sport.”