The River & Rowing Museum Foundation is an independent educational charity. Our Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall control and strategic direction of Henley’s Museum. They meet regularly to review our plans and policies, and receive reports and updates from our staff. The trustees work for the Museum voluntarily to make sure we’re doing all we can to bring history and the arts to life in Henley.


Lord Michael Bichard

Michael Bichard worked in local government as Chief Executive before becoming Chief Executive of the Benefits Agency and then Permanent Secretary at the Department for Education and Employment. He is currently Chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence, Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords and Chair of Shakespeare’s Globe.

David Buckley, Deputy Chairman and Honorary Treasurer

David is a non-executive Director of Fullerton Healthcare Group pte, Chairman of SIN Capital International and a member of the International Advisory Board of SIN Capital pte. He is also a member of the Manchester University Global Leadership Board and is on the Advisory Council of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Fiona Dennis

Fiona was a head teacher for 12 years before becoming an Educational Consultant. She is Life Vice President of Derby Rowing Club and has been involved in event organisation for 20 years, including Henley Women’s Regatta, and the World Rowing Junior Championships. A member of the British Rowing Council, Fiona umpired at the 2012 London Paralympic Games, and is a Steward of Henley Royal Regatta.

Kellie Hinton

Kellie is the Mayor of Henley during 2017/18, having been a councillor on Henley Town Council since May 2011. Kellie lives in Henley town centre with her partner and young daughter. Kellie works for a local company when she isn’t volunteering or spending time with her family. Being born and raised in Henley, Kellie is heavily invested in the well-being of the town and its residents, with a particular interest in recreation & amenities, the river & riverside and working with the young people in the town. Photo - Henley College

Howard Jacobs

Howard has had a life-long interest in rowing, winning two Blues for Cambridge and the Visitors’ at Henley Royal Regatta. He has been Chair of the Leander Trust, and Chief Executive of the Boat Race Company. He was formerly a Partner in a City solicitors’ firm.

Annabel Nicoll

Annabel is the Sponsor and a Trustee of The Langley Academy Trust, in Slough which has a secondary and two primary academies: The Langley Academy, Parlaunt Park Primary Academy and The Langley Academy Primary. The Langley Academy Trust is recognised widely for its museum learning programme which aims to develop and extend students’ cultural experiences and learning through active and extended partnerships with museums. She is also a governor at Lambrook School and a Member of the Marlow Education Trust. Annabel has been a Trustee of the River and Rowing Museum since it opened in 1998 and is a Trustee of The Annabel Arbib Foundation.

Paul Reynolds

Paul is the Chief Executive of Thamesis Limited, a single-family office. He has previously held senior positions at Sand Aire and Credit Suisse and has over 30 years' banking and investment experience. Paul is a fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and Chairman of the Trustees of the Bowel and Cancer Research Charity.

Thomas E. Weil

Thomas E. Weil, who rowed in Yale's 1970 Thames Cup boat, writes and lectures on rowing history. He is Secretary of the Yale Crew Association, a US National Rowing Foundation trustee and a Leander Club life member.

David Worthington, Chairman

A designer by background, David was Managing Director of Conran Design Group from 1996 to 2007, since when he has pursued a non-executive career, including chairman of Holmes & Marchant, the international consumer branding experts. He is a long serving Trustee of the London Transport Museum, Governor at Ravensbourne College and past Chair of CCSkills, the Sector Skills Council for the creative and cultural industries.

Louise Wymer

Louise, an entrepreneur and Veuve Cliquot Business Women Award year finalist, founded Catering Academy in 2004 an award winning Catering Business that was sold in 2016. An active rower on the masters rowing circuit who has been involved in rowing for 25 years competing for England and a HRR finalist. Louise is a committee member with Henley Women’s Regatta.