GOBA’s officers and committee members are elected at the AGM, normally held in April each year. Other committee members may be co-opted by the existing committee during the year in order to fill vacancies or take on new rôles. Co-opted members are normally elected formally at the following AGM. Below is an introduction to the current Committee:

Roger Lill


GOBA member for 12 years and committee member for two. Previously Advertising Officer and Vice-chair. Chair since Feb 2020. Contact Roger.

Mary Pryor

Vice-Chair & Moorings (Downstream)

Mary has rowed, sailed & motored the Ouse system since her teens. A GOBA member for many years she joined the committee in 2015. Mary has worked as a volunteer lock keeper at Denver for three years. Contact Mary.

Rodger Tellis


. Contact Rodger.

Lawrence Hill


Lawrence is a Master Mariner who served with the Shell Fleet plus Coal/Ore ships. He came ashore in the Mid-80’s and moved in to the IT industry, retiring in 2020. He has15 years experience on the Great Ouse and joined GOBA committee in 2019. First contact for members and those wishing to join. Contact Lawrence.

Robbie Hodgson

Moorings (Upstream)

Contact Robbie.

Michael Lazarus

Legal Advisor

Michael joined GOBA in 2000 and has been boating on the Great Ouse with his family since then. He has been a member of the Committee since 2018. Contact Michael.

Claire Davies

GobaNews Editor

GOBA member since 2006. Joined the committee in 2020. Currently GOBA News Editor. Can often be seen out and about on their Sheerline 950, Sheer XS. Contact Claire.

Delia Brough

Membership Secretary

A recently joined member of GOBA since 2021 having had a brief 30 year
gap away from boat ownership. After taking early retirement my husband
and I now enjoy lots of time on our Fairline Mirage from our base in St
Ives as well as the inevitable DIY associated with an older boat.

Contact Delia

David Riley


Our new Treasurer, David Riley, says he’s relative novice to boating, with a Viking 23 berthed up at Bromholme Lane Marina. 

“My family and I love pottering around between St. Neots and St. Ives and moor up at all the GOBA moorings en route and can usually be seen on the river at weekends between March and October and on some long summer weekday evenings. “

contact David.

Greg Veit


Greg has many interests ranging from blacksmithing and woodworking, through to boating. He runs a local Men’s Shed charity called Sheddit and also runs a webhosting company. When he’s not busy with all this you can find him tinkering on this website. Contact Greg.

Tony Baker

Social Media Secretary

contact Tony.