12 May 2003 Pre-2014 Releases

Nigel Clark Appointed As BHB Director By the Jockey Club

Published: 12 May 2003

Nigel Clark has been appointed by the Stewards of the Jockey Club to succeed Christopher Spence as one of the three Jockey Club Directors on BHB from July 2003.

Christopher Spence retires as Senior Steward of the Jockey Club on 1st July 2003 and at the same time steps down from being a Director of BHB, a position he has held since July 1998. Christopher’s successor as Senior Steward, Julian Richmond-Watson, was appointed by the Stewards to the BHB Board in June 2000.

Nigel Clark has held numerous positions within the racing industry, many of which reflect his interest and understanding of National Hunt racing. He is a former Chairman of the BHB’s Jump Pattern Panel and was Vice Chairman of National Hunt Review conducted in 2000-01.

He was President of the Racehorse Owners Association from 1984-86 and was elected to the Jockey Club in 1986. He also chaired the campaign for the introduction of Sunday racing and was a founder trustee of the British Racing School.

He acts as a steward on five racecourses and was a former Deputy Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee. Since 1997 he has been Chairman of the Kempton Park Committee.

12th May 2003

Notes for Editors:

After leaving the Army, Nigel Clark spent his working life in advertising. He is currently the non-executive Chairman of an advertising agency, a publishing company and Executive Chairman of Public Affairs and Fundraising at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital.

In addition to his work for Great Ormond Street, Nigel has chaired numerous other committees staging charitable events, in the process raising over £10m for charity.

Since 1986 he has been a magistrate, sitting on the Bench in Richmond on Thames.