Annie Vernon

Annie Vernon is an Olympic silver medallist and two-time World Champion rower. She was a full time, Lottery-funded athlete on the British Rowing Team for 8 years, in that time going to 6 World Championships and 2 Olympic Games (Beijing 2008, London 2012). Since retiring from sport she has become a journalist and speaker, sharing her insight into how sport, as a microcosm of human emotion and the human experience, can offer us valuable lessons for both life and the workplace.
Annie’s belief is that sport is a perfect blend of science and art; technology and passion; cool-headed analysis yet the ability of the heart and the body to amaze us.
She is a regular The Times columnist and contributor to BBC Radio, amongst others.

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