• Board Chairman

    Dominic J Burke

    Dominic Burke is Group Chief Executive of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group PLC (JLT), the international Group of Risk Specialists and Employee Benefits Consultants. JLT has more than 100 offices in 35 countries, employing some 7,000 staff; it is the largest quoted Company of its type in the UK. Dominic joined JLT in 2000 when his business was acquired by the Group and has held various senior management positions before being appointed Group CEO in 2005. Over the past 6 years JLT has consistently delivered strong growth in both revenues and profits. Dominic owns Whitley Stud, Gloucestershire and is a keen owner and breeder with horses in training on the flat and over jumps.
  • Chief Executive

    Julian Thick

    Julian Thick was appointed as CEO of Newbury Racecourse in December 2013. Julian has held a number of Senior roles in the racing industry having previously been Managing Director of Aintree Racecourse, Managing Director of Sandown Park Racecourse and Managing Director of Kempton Park Racecourse as well as being a board member of Jockey Club Racecourses.

  • Finance Director

    Claire Spencer

    Claire Spencer was appointed Finance Director in February 2014, having previously been Group Financial Controller at the Company. She joined the Company in 2010. She is a Chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. She previously worked for the bloodstock departments of Pricewaterhouse Coopers and James Cowper LLP.

  • 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 and Vice Chairman of Really Useful Group and Really Useful Theatres.

  • 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 Non-Executive Chairman of British Bloodstock Marketing. He is also on the Board of the British Horseracing Education and Standards Trust.

  • 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 has 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 Rowen PLC and a Non Executive Director of Lagan Construction Holdings Ltd.

  • 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. He has worked as a pundit on Television since 1981, initially for ITV, thereafter joining Channel 4 Racing in 1984 and is by far the longest serving member of the current team on this programme. 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 Services for Mitie Group plc, a business supplying essential services to the private sector and with over 20,000 employees. Previously, Matthew spent eight years leading the Sports & Leisure business for Compass Group, both in the UK and then globally, delivering hospitality and catering services to a wide range of clients, including Wimbledon, Twickenham, The O2, Glyndebourne and Jockey Club Racecourses. Matthew has also held senior roles at Zenith plc, Centrica and Glaxo Wellcome.

  • Non-Executive Director

    Bryan Burrough

    Bryan Burrough was a Senior Investment Director at Investec Wealth & Investment until 2017 and prior to that held senior positions at both BlackRock and Cazenove & Co. He has owned racehorses for the last 40 years, including Grand National winner Corbiere.