• Board Chairman

    Dominic J Burke

    Dominic Burke was appointed Vice Chairman of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) from 1st April 2019, and was also named a member of its Group Executive Committee. This followed the acquisition by MMC of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc where Dominic had been Group CEO for more than thirteen years. MMC employs around 75,000 people across some 130 countries, and is the world's leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. Dominic is a keen owner and breeder with horses in training on the flat and over jumps and is a member of the Jockey Club.
  • Chief Executive

    Julian Thick

    Over the last 20 years Julian Thick 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. He is also a non executive director of Racecourse Media Group Ltd.

  • Finance Director

    Mark Leigh

    Mark Leigh joined Newbury as Finance Director in April 2020, having spent the previous three years as CFO of Longleat Enterprises with responsibility for the Wiltshire estate and the commercial trading business which operates the safari park, stately home and attractions. Prior to that Mark spent almost ten years at global visitor attractions and hotel operator Merlin Entertainments covering various senior finance roles, including five years as FD at Chessington World of Adventures Resort. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

  • Non-Executive Director (Non-Independent)

    Lady Lloyd Webber

    Madeleine Lloyd-Webber is a former international three day eventer and owns Watership Down Stud near Newbury and Kiltinan Castle Stud in Tipperary. She has horses in training both on the Flat and National Hunt. She is a member of the Jockey Club. She is also a Director, Deputy Chairman of Really Useful Group and LW Theatres and Executive Producer of School of Rock the Musical.

  • Non-Executive Director (Non-Independent)

    Erik Penser

    Erik Penser is the owner of a bank in Stockholm. He has owned racehorses in Sweden since 1964 and in England since 1972. He has also been a breeder since 1985. He is a member of the Jockey Club and lives and farms at Compton Beauchamp, near Lambourn.

  • Non-Executive Director

    The Hon Harry Herbert

    Harry Herbert is the Chairman and Managing Director of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Limited, a racehorse syndication Company with over 50 horses in training. The Company has enjoyed many successes and has been responsible for the Vodafone Derby winner, Motivator, as well as six other European champions; Lake Coniston, Tamarisk, Delilah, Petrushka, Memory and Harbinger. He is a member of the Jockey Club and is Global Ambassador to the Saudi Cup.

  • Non -Executive Director

    John Dodds

    John Dodds was Chief Executive of Kier Group PLC, the international construction Group, until March 2010, when he retired after nearly 40 years with the Company. John's extensive experience in the construction and house building industry sector will be an important asset as Newbury Racecourse continues its major property development. He is also Non Executive Chairman of Severfield PLC.

  • Non-Executive Director

    Jim McGrath

    Jim McGrath has worked in racing since leaving school in 1974, when he moved to Yorkshire to join the Timeform Organisation where, in a thirty four year stint, he held numerous positions, including that of Chairman. From 1981 thru 2016, he worked as a pundit, initially for ITV, thereafter joining Channel 4 Racing in 1984. Jim has also served on various racing bodies, including both BHB and BHA, where he acted as an Independent Director. Formerly a director of Haydock Park Racecourse, he is an owner/hobby breeder.

  • Non-Executive Director

    Matthew Thompson

    Matthew Thompson is currently Managing Director of Benugo, which is the leading hospitality (food and beverage) business in the visitor attraction sector, with partners such as The V&A, British Museum and London Zoo. Previously, Matthew led the Services business for Mitie Group plc, and spent eight years leading the Sports & Leisure business for Compass Group, both in the UK and globally. Matthew has also held senior management positions at Centrica, Glaxo Wellcome and Zenith.

  • Non-Executive Director

    Bryan Burrough

    Bryan Burrough was a Managing Director of BlackRock Inc and subsequently a Senior Investment Director at Investec Wealth & Investment until he retired in 2017. He was an Investment Manager specialising in Charities. He has been High Sheriff of Essex and Master of the Worshipful Company of Distillers. He is Vice Chairman of Home-Start Essex and he is an owner, mainly over jumps, and successes included Corbiere winning the Grand National.

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