Hannah Mills – Keynote Speaker

Most successful female sailor in Olympic history at Tokyo 2021

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Specialist Subjects

  • Olympics
  • Health
  • Life Style
  • Wellbeing
  • Environment


  • English


Hannah Mills became the most successful female sailor in Olympic history at Tokyo 2021. Hannah Mills MBE is one of the great British Olympians.

She won a silver medal for Team GB with her crew Saskia Clark in the 2012 Olympics and won gold in the same event at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. At Tokyo 2021 she completed her mission to win gold and became the single most successful female Olympic sailor of all time. This was after she was asked to be the official Team GB flag bearer for Tokyo 2021 alongside 2016 Olympic Gold medal rower, Moe Sbihii.

In 2016 Hannah won the Female World Sailor of the Year award and was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours list for her services to Sailing.

Off the water Hannah Mills is hugely passionate about the environment. During the Rio 2016 Olympic cycle, travelling all over the world and seeing every single beach, marina and harbour littered with plastic, opened the door and the gateway for her into the world of sustainability and looking after our planet.

She is now using her sporting background, network and platform to raise awareness, change behaviour and influence as many individuals, business’ and governments as possible.

She has become an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Sustainability Ambassador and launched the Big Plastic Pledge in 2019 – an athlete movement to eradicate single use plastic in and beyond sport.

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