Mike Baldwin, President
Mike started rowing at the Club in 1960 with City of London School, and joined the Club in 1962. He rowed for LRC in 1968 and 1971, work commitments prohibiting further participation. He joined the Committee in 1971 and has served on it ever since. He was Captain of the Club in 1976/77, and he was a Vice President for 15 years before being elected President three years ago. He has undertaken various jobs on the Committee, principally looking after the insurances, and he was part of the Gym Fundraising group. He has had a number of other roles in the rowing world. He obtained his Umpire’s Licence in 1977, and his FISA Licence in 1982. He umpired at the Olympic Games in Atlanta, and was Chairman of the Organising Committee of the World Rowing Championships in 2006. He was Chairman of the Head of the River Committee for a number of years. He was elected a Henley Steward in 1995.
MIKE WILLIAMS, VICE-PRESIDENT
BEN HELM, VICE-PRESIDENT
Ben started rowing at George Heriot’s School in 1978 and has rowed or sculled since. He was awarded a Blue at Edinburgh University in 1985 and joined London in 1991. He rowed in various lightweight Great Britain crews from 1993 to 1996 including in the four at the Atlanta games. He won a silver medal in the eight in 1995, was in the London four that gained the world’s best time for Open and Lightweight fours in Paris in 1994 with a time of 05.48.86, this four raced at Henley Royal that year in the Stewards and Queen Mother Cups reaching the final in both events losing to the reigning Open World Champions. Ben was Captain of the club for the 98-99 season and has been on the Committee since, initially managing the HPP relationship with GB Rowing and as Chairman from 2012 to 2016. Since then he has been a Vice-President most recently focused on raising funds for the gym build. He obtained his Umpire License in 2006, and his FISA licence in 2011. He has chaired many Regatta and Head race committees and is presently Chairman of the Head of the River Race. He was elected a Henley Steward in 2016.
simon harris, chairman
tim grant, captain
Jeremy Hudson, HONORARY SECRETARY
Jeremy’s rowing career started at Churchill College, Cambridge, where he was Captain of Boats. In that capacity, he was instrumental in persuading CUBC to allow women to compete in the Cambridge Bumps. He joined LRC in 1974. He first served on the Committee and was editor of the Club’s newsletter from 1978 to 1990. He returned to the Committee in 2011 and has served as Hon. Secretary since 2012. He rows regularly with Alan Foster’s Masters group. Jeremy qualified as an umpire in 2002 and has been endorsed for multi-lane umpiring since 2006. He was a member of the Thames Regional Umpiring Committee 2006-2017. He has served on the Head of the River Race Committee since 2011 (Chief Marshal 2014-18). A Solicitor, he is now a consultant with a City law firm.
CHRISTOPHER GRAINGER, ASSISTANT HONORARY SECRETARY
Christopher has been Asst. Hon. Secretary for the last 15 years and the current year will be his last. He joined LRC in 1966 and lived in Resi in 1968-69. He rowed competitively (at 2nd crew level) in 1969 and 1971. Thereafter family commitments prevented more than the traditional annual outings culminating in the Tideway HORR. He resumed more active rowing in 2005 initially with Dennis Mount’s veterans and subsequently with Alan Foster’s (as yet unnamed) group of veterans, where he continues to row and scull on a more or less leisurely basis.
Josh McInerney, Honorary House Steward (Building)
Kathleen Curran, Honorary House Steward (Functions)
Chris learnt to row at Homerton College, Cambridge, in 2012, historically bumping up 6 at his first appearance in the Mays. He joined London in 2018 and has been part of the full squad programme since, competing at Henley for LRC in the Thames Cup in 2019. Chris read Manufacturing at Homerton, graduating in 2015 and becoming a Management Consultant. His experience lies in manufacturing operations and more recently in the travel industry.
Miles rowed for Shrewsbury School in the Princess Elizabeth Cup at Henley in 1967 and 1968. At the 1968 World Youth Regatta in Amsterdam his GB coxless four came third, beaten by the East and West German crews. In 1969 and 1970 he won the Thames Cup with Leander. In 1971 and 1972, while part of the National Squad, Miles was released to row for Leander in the Grand and the Prince Philip. In 1972 Miles was selected for the GB Olympic squad, but did not compete in Munich as his eight was not selected. Aged 22 Miles put rowing aside to pursue his career as a solicitor. He did however find time to coach the Leander Thames Cup crews in 1977 and 1978 and served on the Leander Committee from 1979 to 1983. Miles joined LRC in 2016 following his retirement from the law and now focuses his efforts on his two hobbies of rowing and classic cars. Miles is the Editor of the London Roar and is a member of the LRC Communications Sub-Committee.