OURCs Committee

Chair- Katherine Erickson (Pembroke)

Katherine Erickson (Term Ends: TT18)

Position:
The Chair is either the President of OUBC or OUWBC, working on alternate years. They act as the Chair at Captains' Meetings.

Personal:
OUWBC Profile

 

Sabbatical Officer- Keir Bowater (Jesus)

Keir Bowatersabbatical@ourcs.org.uk (Term Ends: TT19)

Position:
The Rowing Sabbatical Officer (RowSab) provides administrative support for all members of OURCs, and acts as safety adviser for college and university rowing. The RowSab post is usually taken by a recent student. Applications will be invited in February-March and shortlisted by an interview with COUR members in April, before being voted on at a captains' meeting early in Trinity term.
Contact about:
Safety advice
Swim Test and Capsize Drill queries
River queries

Personal:
Keir has rowed with JCBC since his first year, and was Men's Captain in his second year. He has also dabbled in coxing, taking the Jesus's 1st women's novice boat for Christ Church, despite weighing nearly 100kg! He has been involved with OURCs for the past two years, as Sponsorship Officer and also Race Secretary for Torpids 2018.

 

Secretary- Kate Halcrow (Lincoln)

Kate Halcrowsecretary@ourcs.org.uk (Term Ends: TT19)

Position:
The OURCs Secretary heads up the OURCs Committee and takes overall responsibility for OURCs operations and events, aided by the committee. Contact about: Regatta questions - the Secretary will normally be the Race Secretary for our regattas and so entry questions and draw queries General organisation queries from possible rule changes, things we could be doing better or differently.

 

Treasurer- Lukas Koch (Merton)

Lukas Kochtreasurer@ourcs.org.uk (Term Ends: TT19)

Position:
The Treasurer is in charge of the finances of OURCs and is in charge of the fine system. Fine appeals should be directed to the treasurer. Contact about fine queries and appeals and payment queries.

Personal:
Lukas has been rowing with Merton since 2013, first as an undergraduate and now as a graduate doing maths.

 

Captain of Coxes- Katie Davies (Merton)

Katie Daviescoxing@ourcs.org.uk (Term Ends: TT19)

Position:
The Captain of Coxes is in charge of all things coxing within the University. They should be contacted with regards to coxing upgrades. Contact about: Any coxing advice or queries Upgrades and status queries

 

Sponsorship Officer- Vacant

Please contact a member of the committee if you are interested in standing for election.

Webmaster- Cameron McGarry (Corpus Christi)

Cameron McGarrywebmaster@ourcs.org.uk (Term Ends: MT18)

Position:
The webmaster manages the mailing lists and the website.

Personal:
Cameron was a cox (and to a much lesser extent rower) at the world-famous Corpus Christi College Boat Club, he took over as webmaster in Michaelmas 2017 after two hugely succesful years as an OCM. He is currently studying for a PhD in Controlled Quantum Dynamics at Imperial College, London. Much funnier people than you have told him to let go of the past.

 

Senior Member- Dr. Paul Azzopardi (Worcester)

Dr. Paul Azzopardipaul.azzopardi@psy.ox.ac.uk

Position:
The Senior Member represents OURCs on university committees, and is a member of Congregation.

Personal:
Dr Paul Azzopardi is a fellow of Worcester College and Director of Undergraduate Studies for Psychology.
Department Profile

 

Senior Treasurer- David Locke (Lady Margaret Hall)

David Locke

Position:
The Senior Treasurer oversees the short term financial conduct and long-term financial stability of OURCs.

Personal:
Having graduated in the early 2000s, David has been a Senior Umpire for some years and has now taken on the role of Senior Treasurer. He can often be found down at the river coaching LMH women and can spot a cox without a lifejacket at twenty paces.

 

Ordinary Committee Member- Matt Rigby (Keble)

Matt Rigbymatthew.rigby@keble.ox.ac.uk (Term Ends: MT18)

Position:
Ordinary Committee Members assist with the day-to-day running of OURCs, and are invaluable when it comes to events. Please feel free to ask them any questions and they can bring it to the committee or appropriate person if they cannot help you themselves

Personal:
Matt used to row at Keble having taken up the sport on joining the college in 2014 to do a D.Phil. in Maths. He joined the OURCs committee in HT 2016.

 

Ordinary Committee Member- Sacha Tchen (Corpus Christi)

Sacha Tchenalexandre.tchen@ccc.ox.ac.uk (Term Ends: MT18)

Position:
Ordinary Committee Members assist with the day-to-day running of OURCs, and are invaluable when it comes to events. Please feel free to ask them any questions and they can bring it to the committee or appropriate person if they cannot help you themselves

Personal:
Sacha is a chemist from Corpus. Maybe if he sent us some more information, we could write him a proper bio. Until then he will forever remain a man of mystery.

 

Ordinary Committee Member- Joe Lord (St Benet's)

Joe Lordjoseph.lord@stb.ox.ac.uk (Term Ends: MT18)

Position:
Ordinary Committee Members assist with the day-to-day running of OURCs, and are invaluable when it comes to events. Please feel free to ask them any questions and they can bring it to the committee or appropriate person if they cannot help you themselves

Personal:
Joe is a 2nd year classicist at Benet's. He started coxing in 2016, did torpids and won blades at eights.

 

Ordinary Committee Member- Pete Bond (Regent's Park)

Pete Bondpeter.bond@well.ox.ac.uk (Term Ends: TT18)

Position:
Ordinary Committee Members assist with the day-to-day running of OURCs, and are invaluable when it comes to events. Please feel free to ask them any questions and they can bring it to the committee or appropriate person if they cannot help you themselves

Personal:
Pete is a well-known friendly face around the towpath, having been coaching Regent's Park crews (whose women have named their boat 'Bond Girls' in his honour) for almost 10 years now. He is also the Senior Member for Regent's Park, and joined the OURCs Committee in MT15.

 

Ordinary Committee Member- Joe Hitchen (Hertford)

Joe Hitchen (Term Ends: HT19)

Position:
Ordinary Committee Members assist with the day-to-day running of OURCs, and are invaluable when it comes to events. Please feel free to ask them any questions and they can bring it to the committee or appropriate person if they cannot help you themselves

Personal:
Joe started coxing in MT 2010 while he was at New College and joined Worcester Rowing Club the following Easter (as in Worcester City, rather than Worcester College). After finishing his undergraduate degree in 2013, he moved to Hertford College to read for a DPhil. He has also been involved with OUWLRC, whom he coxed to a bronze medal in the Women's Lightweight Eight at BUCS 2014.




Joe first joined the OURCs committee in TT 2012 and was elected Captain of Coxes in TT 2014 for the 2014-2015 academic year and was re-elected the following year.

 

Ordinary Committee Member- Jameson Lee (Worcester)

Jameson Lee (Term Ends: MT18)

Position:
Ordinary Committee Members assist with the day-to-day running of OURCs, and are invaluable when it comes to events. Please feel free to ask them any questions and they can bring it to the committee or appropriate person if they cannot help you themselves

Personal:
Jameson started coxing/sculling/rowing at KCS Wimbledon in 2010 before moving to St. Paul's School in 2013. He now captains Worcester. The leisurely afternoon scull is one of his favourite pastimes when he's not too busy shouting down the microphone at his crew. Can be spotted usually on the river in a bright pink headband (thanks to Worcester's previous equipment officer) or at the engineering department. Jameson was CoC for 2016-17, and became an OCM in 2017.

 

Ordinary Committee Member- Emma Sadler (St Hugh's)

Emma Sadler (Term Ends: TT18)

Position:
Ordinary Committee Members assist with the day-to-day running of OURCs, and are invaluable when it comes to events. Please feel free to ask them any questions and they can bring it to the committee or appropriate person if they cannot help you themselves

Personal:
Emma started getting involved with rowing as a DPhil student in 2012. She is currently the VP of St Hugh's Boat Club, and is a professional nerd, aka postdoc scientist.

 

Ordinary Committee Member- Scott Houghton (Wadham)

Scott Houghton (Term Ends: TT19)

Position:
Ordinary Committee Members assist with the day-to-day running of OURCs, and are invaluable when it comes to events. Please feel free to ask them any questions and they can bring it to the committee or appropriate person if they cannot help you themselves

Personal:
Scott proves just how far he's come in life by returning to OURCs three years after being Secretary.

 

Ordinary Committee Member- Ty Rallens (Merton)

Ty Rallens (Term Ends: TT19)

Position:
Ordinary Committee Members assist with the day-to-day running of OURCs, and are invaluable when it comes to events. Please feel free to ask them any questions and they can bring it to the committee or appropriate person if they cannot help you themselves

 

Ordinary Members