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 recent years Team Thames Alive has initiated and organised the river’s biggest one-off events and its team members have also run a wide range of traditional sporting events, including The Great River Race, The Tudor Pull, the Admiral of the Port Race, Port of London Challenge and Oxbridge Challenge.

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 Waterloo Despatch in 2016. He lectures on naval, maritime and polar history.

Peter has been combatting cancer for the past five years but sadly lost the battle on the 20th March 2019. His drive, enthusiasm and vibrant character will be sadly missed by Team Thames Alive and all those who met him. We will continue to create memorable events on the River Thames in honour of his memory. In the words of his son – “Although he may have lost this battle he has won a great victory in our hearts
Peter Warwick 20/12/49 - 20/3/19

Malcolm Knight, Director

Malcolm is 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 went on to 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) as the Secretary of the Thames Traditional Rowing Assoc. He has been the Events Manager for The Queen’s Row Barge ‘Gloriana’ for the past seven years. Malcolm retired in 1998 from the Metropolitan Police Force 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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