Matthew Lohn is today announced as the new Chairman of Newmarket Racecourses. Lohn succeeds William Wyatt, who has been Chairman since 2017.
A qualified doctor and solicitor, Lohn practises as a partner in Fieldfisher's Public and Regulatory law group where he has worked for nearly 30 years. He was the firm's Senior Partner until 2019. He has wide experience in sports law and has acted as a chair for the disciplinary panels of the British Horseracing Authority and Rugby Football Union as well as the National Anti-Doping Panel. Having served on the Committee of Newmarket Racecourses since 2019, he has an excellent understanding of the racecourses' operations and the strategic priorities of the business.
Matthew Lohn said: “It is an honour to be appointed Chairman of Newmarket Racecourses. Newmarket is obviously at the very centre of the sport with its rich history and tradition."
“I would like to pay tribute to William Wyatt for his outstanding Chairmanship since 2017. His guidance and leadership through the COVID-19 pandemic was outstanding and I am very grateful to be taking over the Chairmanship with both the Rowley Mile and the July Course continuing to thrive.”
William Wyatt said: “It has been a great privilege to be Chairman of Newmarket Racecourses and to be so closely involved with top-quality flat racing. I would like to thank all of the team who work so hard to deliver Newmarket’s racing festivals as well as music and other corporate events.”
“Matthew's depth of experience in racing and other sporting jurisdictions will serve the Racecourses well and I would like to wish both him and the team all the best for the future.”