Zoë is an Olympic silver medallist, European and U23 Worlds Champion, and multiple Henley Royal Regatta winner. She started coxing in 2002 at St Paul's Girls' School, right on the Boat Race course, winning her first British Championships just 9 months later. In 2005 she represented Great Britain for the first time, winning a bronze medal at the Junior World Championships.
After leaving school Zoë went on to race with Oxford Brookes University and Leander Club, and has also represented GB at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (gold - W8+ 2007), the World University Championships (4th - M8+ 2008), the European Championships (W8+ 2009-2015, inc bronze 2012, silver 2014), and the U23 World Championships, where she won an historic gold medal in the W8+. She has won multiple British Championship medals, and three events at Henley Royal Regatta - the Ladies Plate (2008) and the Remenham Challenge (2013, 2014).
In 2010 Zoë began studying at Oxford University, racing for OUBC in the 2011 reserves race and the 2012 Boat Race. Following her graduation, Zoë was selected to cox the GB W8+ at the 2013 World Rowing Championships, and has since raced at multiple World Cups and World Championships. At the 2015 Worlds, Zoë steered the British W8+ to a 4th place finish, qualifying the boat for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, where her crew went on to win a silver medal - the first ever Olympic medal for a GB W8+.
Out of the coxing seat, Zoë has coached a wide variety of crews, including junior, university and senior clubs. She has provided extensive coxing education through mentoring, coxing conferences, steering and racing talks, and club visits.