The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has made an appointment to the new role of Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs. Martin Fewell will join the BHA from the Metropolitan Police where he has been Director of Communications since 2012.
Nick Rust, Chief Executive of the BHA, said:
“I announced a reorganisation of a number of Executive roles in May which were designed to ensure that the BHA is fully fit for purpose to meet its wide-ranging objectives in governing and regulating our sport. This new role is vital to our overall effort, and I am delighted that we have been able to secure someone of Martin’s high level of capability and experience in the areas of media, campaigning and digital.”
Martin Fewell said:
“I’m hugely excited by the opportunity to work in racing. I am really looking forward to working with all those in the industry to help the sport continue to grow and to share the magic of racing with the widest possible audience.”
Martin Fewell spent 25 years as a journalist at the BBC and ITN before joining the Met. He was the Deputy Editor of Channel 4 News for ten years and previously edited news programmes on BBC Radio 4 and the BBC News Channel.
The responsibilities of the newly-created role of Director of Communications and Corporate Affairs at the BHA will include media relations, stakeholder and internal communications, political liaison and building the BHA’s digital presence.