Dame Di Ellis, Sporting Equals Trustee, Honorary President and former Chair of British Rowing passed away on Thursday, 18 May after a short illness.
Dame Di was an instrumental figure of British rowing for over 60 years. During her life, she was an inspiration and champion to so many, both within rowing and across the wider British sporting landscape. Her commitment, grace and fortitude will never be matched; she will be dearly missed by all.
Outside of rowing, Dame Di was hugely respected within British sports administration, serving on a multitude of boards including the British Olympic Association (BOA), Sport & Recreation Alliance, British Confederation of Sport, Skills Active, Sporting Equals and Sports Resolutions. Dame Di paved the way for so many others as a leading light in the field of sports diplomacy. In all her years of service to rowing she continued to set new standards.
Dame Di was an outstanding character, much loved by so many and played a pivotal role in supporting Sporting Equals in its work across the sector particularly her passion for board diversity and supporting the leaderboard programme development.
A full tirbute is available throught the British Rowing website;
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