23 Jul 2004 Pre-2014 Releases

Search For Chairman of Horseracing Regulatory Authority Underway

Published: 23 July 2004

In line with the Jockey Club’s intended transfer of its regulatory responsibilities to an independently controlled organisation in January 2005, the process of identifying non-executive board members is underway. An advert for the positions of Chairman and Non Executive Director for the Horseracing Regulatory Authority will appear in the Appointments section of this weekend’s edition of the Sunday Times.

It is proposed that the non-executive board of HRA will include three ‘independent’ directors, including the Chairman. Reflecting the process the Jockey Club proposed when announcing its plans to establish HRA, the initial independent appointments to the board will be agreed in consultation with BHB, DCMS and the Levy Board. Subsequent appointments of independent directors will be made by the board. The Jockey Club will nominate two non-executive directors to the board.

The advert stipulates that candidates for these part time appointments will be men or women with exceptional records of achievement as leaders in business or the professions. It adds that an interest in horseracing is essential.

The recruitment firm Odgers Ray & Berndtson have been retained. It is anticipated that the process will be completed by the end of October. A copy of the advert is attached.

Another step in the process of setting up HRA was completed earlier this month, when, following a submission to Companies House, the Horseracing Regulatory Authority was incorporated.

23rd July 2004

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