Team Thames Alive

The one-stop-shop for any organisation wishing to arrange an event, small or large, on the River Thames. It has over twenty years of experience and a thorough understanding of the river, its people, regulations and safety. In the last five years Team Thames Alive has initiated and organised the river’s biggest one-off events and its team members also run a wide range of traditional sporting events, including The Great River Race, The Tudor Pull and the Admiral of the Port Race.

Meet the Team:

Peter Warwick, Chairman

Peter is a marketing and communications specialist with significant experience gained from the UK investment sector, working with Legal & General Group and through consultancy with Dar Al-Handasah and Savills (Adventis). He was Vice-Chairman of the Official Nelson Commemorations Committee and conceived and organised the reconstruction of Lord Nelson’s river-borne funeral procession on the River Thames -The Emirates Thames Nelson Flotilla 2005. He is Chairman of the International Committee for Waterloo 200 and of The 1805 Club, a charity with close links to the Royal Navy, for whom he has organised major commemorative events, most recently Collingwood 2010. He lectures on naval, maritime and polar history.

Malcolm Knight, Director

Malcolm is Secretary of the Thames Traditional Rowing Association and a Director of Team Thames Alive. A fixed-seat oarsman with five World Records for distance rowing, three set on the River Thames (the last in 2005 for rowing the length of the Thames single handed non-stop) he now organises events for others to enjoy (the annual Tudor Pull, The Admiral of the Port Challenge, The Port of London Challenge,The Lord Mayor's Show Flotilla and is one of the original organisers of the London 2 Paris Rowing Challenge). Malcolm is retired from the Metropolitan Police after serving 25 years.

Stuart Wolff, Director

Stuart is Founder and Race Director of The Great River Race, the annual 21-mile London River Marathon to find the UK Traditional Boat Champions, which has been held every year since 1988. Previously, he practiced as a public relations consultant specializing in shipping, insurance and finance and worked for Stewart Wrightson and Rootes Car Group.

Roger Mutton, Consultant

Roger Mutton is a director of The Great River Race and Hon. Secretary of the Jubilant Trust, which built the Royal Shallop Jubilant as a Golden Jubilee present for Her Majesty the Queen. Formerly Public Relations Manager for the Port of London Authority, Roger has organised events on the Thames since 1977. He was River Pageant Master for the Emirates Thames Nelson Flotilla 2005 and has worked with Team Thames Alive on all of its river events.


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