Our Racecourse Committee
Julia was elected to The Jockey Club in 2008 and appointed a Steward in 2012 and Deputy Senior Steward in 2018. Julia is also Chairman of Epsom Downs Racecourse having taken up the role after The Investec Derby Festival 2016. Julia was a founding Partner of leading board search firm, The Zygos Partnership, which was sold earlier in 2018 to Russell Reynolds Associates, where she is now a Managing Director in the board practice group. She focuses on Chairman, CEO and Non-Executive Director appointments. Julia is also a member of the UK Government’s Professional and Business Services Council. She was a racecourse steward at Epsom, Windsor and Kempton and has shares on horses with, amongst others, William Haggas, Andrew Balding, Mick Easterby and Oliver Sherwood.
Clare Balding OBE
Clare is a well-known broadcaster, journalist and author with a lifelong association with horse-racing. She was appointed to the Jockey Club in January 2017.
Darby is a member of the Jockey Club and a former Director of Newmarket Racecourse. A farmer by profession, Darby has over 20 years’ experience as a racecourse steward and has sat on the BHA Stewarding Committee.
Alex worked as a banker/trader for 20 years and currently works in project finance. He is the owner of Ladyswood Stud in Wiltshire.
Katie is an Associate at the multi-national law firm Slaughter & May and has a long-standing interest in racehorses.
Tim is a Chartered Accountant With a 30-year career in private equity. He was a founder of Electra Partners, a specialist investor in medium sized unquoted companies. Appointed a Jockey Club member in 2017, he has a number of National Hunt horses in training with Emma Lavelle & Oliver Sherwood amongst others.
David has worked in the Leisure, Sport and Entertainment Industry, principally as a business developer and marketeer for over 25 years, including running the hospitality operation for three Ryder Cups. He is a partner with the Sports Consulting Group helping clients with F&B and hospitality projects.
Simon spent his business career in professional services, latterly as a partner in Deloitte. He is Chairman of Kent County Cricket Club and the Epsom Training Grounds Management Board, as well as being a Kent Ambassador. Simon organises several syndicates that have horses in training with Nicky Henderson, including 2017 King George VI Chase winner, Might Bite.