Andrew Merriam has been appointed to the Board of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). He succeeds John Bridgeman as one of two Independent Regulatory Directors on the Board. His term as a Director will start at the forthcoming September Board meeting.
A previous Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel, Andrew Merriam is currently Chairman of the BHA’s Stewarding and Disciplinary Policy Committee. He is Chairman of Jockey Club Estates and was appointed a Steward of the Jockey Club for the second time in 2008. He is a Trustee of the British Racing School and also a Director of Fakenham Racecourse. He owns and breeds horses to race under Rules and in Point to Points.
Paul Roy, Chairman of the BHA, said of the appointment:
“Andrew has had a long and distinguished involvement in many aspects of horseracing. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the sport and its regulation and I have no doubt that he will make a valuable contribution to the BHA and its Board.”
Andrew Merriam said:
“I am delighted to have been appointed a Director and I am looking forward to working alongside the other members of the Board. Having been closely involved with the sport throughout my life I am well aware of the many challenges facing British Racing but I am also encouraged by the progress BHA and its stakeholders are making in addressing them.
“It is my aim to contribute as best I can to helping the Board achieve its objectives for the betterment of the sport.”