Hamish first rowed at Otago Boys High School and is a member of North End Rowing Club. After an impressive two years spent pursuing cycling, with a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 and a national record in the individual pursuit, in early 2019 Hamish returned to rowing and was selected into the men's sweep squad, with his eyes set on Tokyo 2020.
Bond’s previous rowing career includes two Olympic Gold medals (2012 and 2016), seven World Rowing Championships titles in the men’s pair and men’s coxed pair alongside Eric Murray, and a World Rowing Championship title in the men's four. Bond and Murray also claimed World Best Times in two boat classes, the men’s pair and men’s coxed pair, and both these times still stand today.
Bond and Murray also won New Zealand’s supreme Halberg award on two occasions, and were appointed to the New Zealand Order of Merit for their services to rowing in 2013. In 2018 they were awarded rowing’s most prestigious international award, the Thomas Keller Medal.
Outside of rowing, Hamish has completed a Bachelor of Business Studies (Finance) and a Graduate Diploma in Personal Financial Planning, and he and wife Lizzie are also proud parents to their daughter, Imogen.