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RACECOURSE CHAIRMAN

 

Peter Jensen

Peter has been Chairman of Sandown Park since January 2017. He was former a Director of Newmarket Racecourses for ten years (2201-2010) and Chairman of Nottingham Racecourse for five years (2011-2016). He has owned multiple horses over the years, his favourite being KEW GREEN, the winner of eight races, including a number of Heritage Handicaps and the Listed Churchill Stakes.

 

His primary role in his Corporate Life was as a Member of the Executive Board of Smithkline Beecham.  Peter is currently Chairman of a number of public and private companies, as well as a number of Voluntary Organisations, including The British Sporting Art Trust. He is also Chairman of the Racing Group Committee at the British Horseracing Authority. Jockey Club member.

 

RACECOURSE COMMITTEE

 

Stephen Smith

Former Chief Officer Strategic Development for Seagram Spirits & Wine Group, New York.  Former Director and Vice President of the ROA. Has horses in training with Tom George and Graeme McPherson.

 

Di Arbuthnot

Di is CEO of Retraining of Racechorses (ROR), the welfare and after-care charity organisation set up by the BHB in 2000. She is also a former successful amateur jockey. 

 

Philip Hall

Managing Director of Tokio Marine HCC Speciality Group. Successful PYTP jockey with a yard in Sussex. Jockey Club member.

 

Nick Attenborough

Former Director of Consumer PR, Great British Racing and Trustee of Education charity, Racing to School. Nick has horses in training with Ed Dunlop, Sir Mark Prescott and Tom Dascombe.

 

Jeff Randall

Jeff is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee at Babcock International, having joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director in 2014. He became an independent NED at BDO, the accountancy and business services firm in 2017, and a Director of Sandown Park, in 2014.  Since 2008, Jeff has been a visiting fellow at the Said Business School, Oxford University, where he lectures on corporate reputation and the media. He is also an Honorary Professor in the School of Economics at Nottingham University. Before retiring from a 35 year career in journalism in 2014, Jeff anchored ‘Jeff Randall Live’, a business show on Sky News and was Editor-At-Large for the Daily Telegraph. Previously he had been business editor of the BBC, editor of Sunday Business, City editor and sports editor of the Sunday Times and a Director of Times Newspapers.

 

Andrew Franklin

Andrew has had a long career in broadcasting beginning in 1969 on the first ITV Seven in ITV’s World of Sport. He became Editor of World Of Sport and Executive Producer of ITV Racing and was also Editor of ITV’s Moscow Olympic Games coverage. In 1984 he was Executive Producer of the first Channel 4 Racing programme and c-founded Highflyer Productions in 1994, producers of all Channel 4 Racing programmes until 2012. He also devised the Scoop 6.  He has also won a BAFTA in 1999 for the Best Live Outside Broadcast and two Royal Television  Society awards.

 

Caroline Gregson

Caroline was an International Showjumper before moving to live in the US. On her return, Caroline set up her own business, which she continues to run successfully, in London. She has had horses with Sir Mark Prescott, for the last fifteen years, including her favourite, PALLASATOR.  She now runs and manages two syndicates with Sir Mark. With her husband, she breeds and races horses in South Africa.

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