The BRF Board of Directors' role is to govern BRF by providing leadership and direction in the pursuit of its vision and mission. The Board is elected by the membership of BRF and is accountable to the membership for competent stewardship that will ensure the long-term viability of BRF. The Board of Directors' first duty is to the legal entity Bahamas Rowing Federation. In meetinng this duty the Board must ensure that all legal requirements under the relevant Acts are met and that Bahamas Rowing Federation is protected from harmful situations and circumstances in the interests of current and future stakeholders.

The Board believes that good corporate governance is vital to the effective and efficient operation of BRF. BRF employs a model of governance that separates governance and management functions, delegating to the CEO the responsibility for managing the operations of BRF in accordance with Board direction and policies, and subject to any limit that may be established by the Board. 

Call For Expressions of Interest Bahamas
Rowing Federation – Board of Directors
July 18, 2016


Bahamas Rowing Federation (BRF) is seeking expressions of interest for individuals to fill two Director-at-Large positions to be elected to the BRF Board of Directors at the September 22, 2016 Annual Meeting.

BRF is the national sport governing body for Rowing in The Bahamas and is a registered Bahamas charity.  With its head office in Nassau, New Providence and its National Training Centre at Lake Cunningham, BRF serves 4 island with 3 clubs and is proud to be performing at the Summer Olympic Games.
The BRF Nominating Committee is looking for people of diverse backgrounds who want to be actively involved and engaged in this dynamic organization.  This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about BRF’s mission and who has a track record of board or volunteer leadership.

Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, or the non-profit sector and demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of BRF’s stakeholders and members. Board Members will have savvy diplomatic skills and a natural affinity for cultivating relationships and persuading, convening, facilitating, and building consensus among diverse individuals, along with personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a passion for improving the lives of BRF’s members and participants.
The committee is seeking candidates for two Director at Large positions with any combination of one or more of the following competencies:

  1. Knowledge of communications techniques and ability to communicate about Bahamian sport issues to the public;
  2. Experience in marketing, brand development, organization positioning in complex settings;
  3. Understanding of charitable sector philanthropy, with professional or personal networks and ability to “open doors”; or,
  4. Understanding of legal aspects relevant to a not-for-profit organization in the charitable sector

BRF Board Members meet in person approximately three times per year  and at other times via conference call throughout the year.  Board Members can also serve as liaisons to BRF Committees and Working Groups and as such, provide leadership and guidance to these Committees on an ongoing basis.  The length of term for Director-at-Large positions is three years.
Directors and Officers must fulfill all requirements of the Companies Act.
If you meet these requirements, offer some of the key competencies of Directors of BRF, and you are interested in contributing your expertise to our progressive and innovative organization, please send a resume and statement of interest by Sunday, August, 2016 to Valentine Thomas, Chair, BRF Nominating Committee at the address below.  Inquiries for more information about the BRF Board of Directors should also be directed to Mr. Thomas..

BRF Nominating Committee
Mailing Address:  Box N-903, Nassau, New Providence
Phone:  1-242-323-5866 ext. 2