Andrew Merriam has been appointed to the Board of the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). He succeeds John Bridgeman as one of two independent Regulatory Non-Executive 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 horse racing. 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.”