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Chair of the Board

  • Location: London
  • Organisation: British Horseracing Authority
  • Salary: £100,000
  • Contract: 2 days a week for 3 years
  • Closing Date: 15 July 2024 | Board & Executive

About Us

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is the governing and regulatory body for British horseracing, which seeks to ensure the effective regulation, integrity and success of the sport. The BHA’s mission is to build a brighter future for the sport of horseracing, for the people working in the industry and for the horses. 

The BHA has become responsible for leading the development of an industry strategy, including commercial matters that affect the whole sport. This is a new dimension to the organisation and therefore the appointee will need to be able to think commercially as well as lead on all regulatory and government affairs.

About the Role

To complement the broad spectrum of skills and experience on the Board, and aid succession planning, the new Chair should have a strong track record as a Chair or Senior Commercial Leader within a complex organisation of significant scale. Candidates will have strong commercial experience from industry, including appreciation of the betting and gaming industry and the important relationship between horseracing and betting, which they can bring to the sport to help drive growth and modernise the sport for the future. They will also need to be well connected and have strong contacts at a government level.

They will also bring with them an active knowledge of and passion for horseracing, which is critical given the complex stakeholder environment within the industry.

Further Information

The BHA, together with British racing’s other leading organisations, has published an “Industry Commitment” to diversity and inclusion, to ensure racing truly is a sport for everyone and to help the sport grow and thrive in the future. The BHA has committed to increasing its Board diversity across all protected characteristics, and in particular in relation to gender and ethnically and culturally diverse communities. Applications from these candidates are therefore particularly welcomed and encouraged.

The MBS Group are acting as BHA’s advisors on this appointment. To apply, please send a covering  letter, CV, and completed Equality Monitoring Form with the subject line “Application for the role of Chair” to by 12 noon on Monday 15th July.   

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