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Exec & Committee

DUBC prides itself on being a primarily student-led club, and as such the Exec & Committee are responsible for how the club is run, along with some input from coaching staff and Team Durham. Find out more about this year’s Exec & Committee below:

President

Magnus Burgess-Smith

College: Hild Bede
Year: 4th
Course: Management
Rowing background: I started rowing at Eton in 2013 and highlights include winning the Princess Elizabeth at Henley in 2016, and making the final of the Prince Albert in 2019. I am excited to see what the club can do together in the future!
Email: Magnus.c.burgess-smith@durham.ac.uk

Vice President

Isby Shelmerdine

College: Hild Bede
Year: 2nd
Course: Biological Sciences
Rowing background: Learned to row in Year 12 at school in Cambridge, got asked to compete in Town Bumps and never stopped since!

Email: elizabeth.shelmerdine@durham.ac.uk

Men’s Captain

Harvey Dinkele

Women’s Captain

Kasey Jobling

College: University (Castle)
Year: 5th
Course: Socio-Cultural Anthropology
Rowing background: Been sticking an oar in the water longer than most the squad have been alive 👵🏼
Email:

Women’s Vice Captains

Rachel O’Connor

College: St Chad’s
Year: 3rd
Course:   

Rowing background: 
Email:

Emily Andrew

College: Collingwood
Year: 2nd
Course: Biological Sciences  

Rowing background: I learnt to row when I joined Durham in 2018, enjoyed a successful year in the development squad and am now looking forward to stepping through to seniors.
Email: Emily.c.andrew@durham.ac.uk.

Treasurer

Alice Slattery 

College: Hatfield
Year: 3rd
Course: Earth Sciences

Rowing background: Started rowing in 2018 for the DU development squad
Email: alice.l.slattery@durham.ac.uk

Secretary

Jiya Saggu

College: St Chad’s
Year: 2nd
Course: Combined Honours in Social Sciences

Rowing background: I learnt to row on the Thames when I was 12 and have not stopped since!
Email: jiyaraj.k.saggu@durham.ac.uk

Sponsorship & Fundraising Officer

Charlie Spink

College: Hatfield
Year: 3rd
Course: Earth Sciences

Rowing background: Started rowing in 2018 for the DU development squad
Email: alice.l.slattery@durham.ac.uk

Social Media Officer

Sophie Chumas

College: St Chad’s
Year: 2nd
Course: General Engineering

Rowing background: picked up a blade for the first time in 2018 through Learn 2 Row (only because my roommate was doing it) and came through the development program into the senior squad. Known as The Chatterbox.
Email: sophie.i.chumas@durham.ac.uk

Captain of Coxes

Izzy Peplow

College: Collingwood
Year: 2nd
Course:Spanish and Italian

Rowing background: Rowed at Borlase for 2 years, then started coxing last year.
Email: Isabelle.peplow@durham.ac.uk