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.


Guin Batten

Guin made history at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 as part of the crew that won Britain’s first ever female rowing medal at an Olympic Games. Her international rowing career lasted 9 years, 2 Olympic Games and 6 World Championships. She is a Steward of Henley Royal Regatta and works for the Youth Sport Trust as Chief Operating Officer for the TOP Foundation.

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.

Roger Cornick

Roger C Cornick is Chairman of Tatton Asset Management PLC. He was previously Chairman of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC and Deputy Chairman of Perpetual Fund Management PLC. He has been a Trustee of the River & Rowing Museum since 1998.

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.

Ludo Keston Trustee & Director

Ludo is responsible to the Trustees for the daily operation of the Museum. He joined the Museum in 2014, having run a group of three museums in Coventry. Ludo was previously the General Manager for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Chief Executive of the York Theatre Royal and General Manager for the New Vic Theatre in Stoke on Trent.

Annabel Nicoll

Annabel is Sponsor and Chair of The Langley Academy Trust, in Slough. As a Trustee of The Annabel Arbib Foundation she oversees sponsorship of The Langley Academy, Parlaunt Park Primary Academy and Langley Academy Free School.

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.