Meet our Ambassadors

Meet our Ambasadors


Annamarie Phelps CBE


Annamarie is an advocate for safe and inclusive sport for all. She is currently Vice Chair of the British Olympic Association, member of the European Rowing Board, as well as of FISA Governance Working Group.

Annamarie served 9 years on the Board of the British Paralympic Association, 5 as its Deputy Chair. In 2012 she was elected Chairman of British Rowing, following an 11-year stint as Deputy Chairman, where she designed and implemented safeguarding, anti-doping, governance and equality policies.

A World Champion in Women’s Lightweight Coxless Fours in 1993, Annamarie represented Great Britain in the women’s eight at the Atlanta Olympic Games, 1996. .

I am delighted to be appointed one of the first ambassadors to IMAS. Sport is a central part of our lives in the twenty-first century, and increasingly important as a way to keep healthy, stay connected and support social inclusion and mobility. Local clubs provide communities, friendships and support for everyone and I believe sport has an obligation to be inclusive and accessible to all. I can’t think of a better way for sports organisations to deliver inclusivity than by bringing together people of all abilities and helping them to build friendships in a fun and active environment.