Second Supporter joins All-Party Parliamentary Group for Rowing

Professor Isobel Pollock-Hulf CEng OBE has become a supporter of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Rowing. She joins British Rowing to become the second supporter of the Group.

An Honorary Member of the Parliamentary Group, Professor Pollock-Hulf has been steadfast in her commitment to the Group since its creation in 2006 when her late husband Robin Hulf became Honorary Secretary, and after whom the Parliamentary Boat Race trophy is named. Since Robin’s passing a new structure of the Group has been employed, with non-Parliamentarians, clubs, regattas and other organisations welcome to join the Group and take part in meetings to help Members support the sport.

Additionally, supporters play a vital role in enabling the Group to assist rowing by contributing funds for the operational cost of running the Group. The Group meets regularly in the Palace of Westminster when Parliament is sitting and holds charity events and activities to raise funds for the sport.

Captain of Imperial College’s women’s boat club at Imperial College, Professor Pollock-Hulf is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, Past President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (2012 – 2013), patron of the Women’s Engineering Society and was Master of the Worshipful Company of Engineers in 2016-2017. She is a Visiting Professor in Engineering and Design at the University of Leeds.

Pollock-Hulf’s support was recognised publicly by Group Co-Chair Lord Thomas of Gresford, who said “the Group has had from its inception an enduring supporter and her continued involvement in the Group is hugely appreciated. Isobel and Robin have always been enormously valued, and we are extremely grateful to her for her time, effort, and now donation.”

Pollock-Hulf added “I’m very pleased to become a supporter of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Rowing. I recognise the new structure and organisation of the Group has already made a positive impact on the sport and with this contribution, I hope it is in position to continue to grow and do more.

“I’d encourage anyone who enjoys rowing to get involved in the Group, and for those individuals and organisations who are able to support the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Rowing to do more for the sport we all care so much about.”