On behalf of the Board and staff of the Boat Race Company Ltd, we are extremely sad to have to confirm the news that our Chair, Dr Tim Senior, died unexpectedly at the weekend (while at a rowing event).

Our thoughts and sincere condolences go to his family, and all his many friends both within the sport of rowing and elsewhere.

Current BRCL Board member Siobhan Cassidy will take on the role of interim Chair, with immediate effect. She commented: “The Boat Race family is shocked and deeply saddened by this news. Tim has been Chair since 2021 and performed his role with huge passion and skill.”

“We have been liaising with his family and will pay tribute to Tim more extensively in the near future. However, as we know Tim would have wanted, our team will move forward with delivering plans for the 2023 Gemini Boat Race, now only six weeks away.”