MUBC Staff

Prue Ottey - General Manger Operations

The General Manager position is not a coaching role and MUBC was able to look wider afield. Prue has worked for an International publishing firm where she was responsible for establishing and growing business operations in Australian and New Zealand.  She has worked with institutional, private and government stakeholders.  She is experienced in business development, strategic planning, stakeholder management, budget preparation, financial and tax reporting, recruitment and corporate governance.  These wide ranging business management skills will be vital in establishing a sustainable and successful business model for our boat club.

Prue will drive all aspects of the business side of our club operations to ensure that MUBC remains financially robust and is able to offer all of our members the support and opportunities they need to fulfil their rowing aspirations.

Christian Ryan - MUBC Rowing Director

Christian is an Olympic Rowing Silver Medallist (Sydney 2000) and World Championship Representative. He has coached successful Victorian Kings Cup crew's and bring a wealth of rowing, strategic and organisational skills as Director of the MUBC Rowing Operations Group.

Franz Imfeld - High Performance and Development Coach

Franz joins MUBC (July 2017) as its High Performance coach from Molesey Boat Club one of England's pre-eminent clubs. Prior to MBC, Franz coached at Durham University, working with the freshman squad, where he won many BUCS medals. Franz coxed at Durham while reading Geophysics and coxed the GB U23 coxed four in 2011 and the men's eight at FISU 2012. He started rowing at school in Chester under the tutelage of Nev Orme and took the GB junior men's eight to a silver medal in 2009.

Most recently as a coach Franz has taken GB Rowing Team Crews to FISA and U23s, winning a bronze medal with the U23 lightweight men's four in Plovidiv 2015. Franz also coached the Wyfold winning Molesey four at Henley 2015.

John Michelmore - Coach

John has been a successful Senior and Master rower at MUBC. He has coached representative Victorian crews, school crews at MGS and Carey, Intercollegiate and crews representing University of Melbourne at national and international events. As well as rowing John is qualified in athletics and AFL.

David England - Coaching Mentor

David is an Olympian and World Championship Medallist and has represented Victoria as coach or cox eight times for six wins. David's most recent activity was as a coach for the Australian Senior Rowing Team in charge of the Lightweight Quad Scull at the World Championships France 2015. David has work in corporate positions managing activities and people.




Rick van Hooydonk - MUBC Head Coach