Appointment of Chief Executive

The Board of Newbury Racecourse PLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Julian Thick as Chief Executive with effect from 16 December 2013.

Over the last 20 years Julian Thick, 43 has held a number of senior roles in the racing industry having been Managing Director of Aintree, Sandown and Kempton Park racecourses as well as a board member of Jockey Club Racecourses.

As previously announced, the role of Chief Executive is a new role. It has been created as the Board felt it is a necessary position as the Company moves to the next stage of implementing its strategy. The appointment of Julian Thick was taken after an extensive selection process managed by an independent executive search firm. There will be a planned handover of responsibilities to ensure the on-going smooth running of the Company.

Chairman Dominic Burke commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Julian to Newbury Racecourse. His significant racing and commercial experience will help take the business to the next stage of its development as a year round racing, entertainment and events business and we look forward to working with him. I, and my fellow board members, extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Company’s former Joint Managing Directors, Stephen Higgins and Sarah Hordern, for their considerable contribution to the success and development of the Company over many years”.

For further information, please contact:
Hudson Sandler

Tel: 020 7796 4133

Michael Sandler/Charlie Jack/Katie Matthews

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