Di's selfless dedication to sport is in inspiration to all those around her. She has been Chairman of British Rowing since 1989 and is the rowing representative on the National Olympic Committee, represents the BOA on the Confederation of British Sport and is Chairman of their Staffing and Remuneration Panel. Di rowed for Great Britain and coxed for England, and was previously GB Team Manager and was the first female steward of Henley Royal Regatta. Her ability to make a true difference to every environment she is in is renowned and her loyalty to family, friends and colleagues is steadfast. Di encourages everyone she works with to aspire to be the best they can be and lives her own life by that mantra.