Industry People Board

British racing is a major employer, supporting tens of thousands of jobs and providing dedicated recruitment, training, and wellbeing services across the country, especially in rural communities.

The Industry People Board has been established to oversee a more coordinated and long-term approach to our people – one that will help future-proof British racing by ensuring the industry is an attractive, fulfilling, safe and enjoyable place to work.

The Board will now lead the development of an ambitious people strategy, working with industry stakeholders to bring together new and existing projects in key areas such as recruitment, retention, skills development, physical and mental wellbeing, and equality, diversity and inclusion.

This approach forms a key part of the wider Industry Strategy work being led by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and will be underpinned and informed by extensive stakeholder input, engagement and expertise.

Membership and structure

The Industry People Board consists of individuals who provide a strong balance of knowledge, experience from within and beyond the racing industry.

Chaired by Neil Hayward, members bring deep understanding and expertise in key areas like human resources, diversity and inclusion, education and employment and strategic leadership.

Industry People Board members: