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Who’s next at the BHA?

Here’s a first look at the market on the next head of the BHA following the news on Tuesday that Nick Rust (pictured) has announced he is stepping down as chief executive at the end of 2020 after five years at the helm.

In our early market Alan Delmonte and Rachel Hood dispute favouritism at 4/1. Delmomte is currently chief executive of the Levy Board and Hood a former president of the ROA.

At the other end of the market Barney Curley, Barry Dennis, Harry Findlay, Racing Blogger and Star’s own political guru William Kedjanyi can’t be separated at 1000/1 !!!



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Will Lambe

💫 Already Executive Director at the BHA appointed in May 2017, having previously been Director of Corporate Affairs. He took part in the sport’s Graduate Development Programme in 2001, and also gained experience in racing journalism and across different racecourses and racecourse groups so has plenty of experience in the game.

Richard Wayman

💫 Richard joined the BHA in 2016 as Chief Operations Officer, he began his career as an odds compiler with bookies William Hill. He’s a qualified chartered accountant, worked at the British Racing School then joined the BHB as Assistant Racing Director in 2004 as well as being involved in several other roles including the Horseman’s Group, well qualified and connected

Alan Delmonte

💫 Currently Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of The Levy Board having been on the been the Board’s Operations Director since 2009. Alan worked for the BHB/BHA between 1996 and 2008 so knows the ropes and a worthy front-runner.

Rachel Hood

💫 A Cambridge University educated Barrister, a qualified Californian/USA Federal Court Attorney, married to John Gosden and a mother of four. She’s a Conservative councillor and a former Mayor of Newmarket. Popular within the industry and used to heading operations.

Brant Dunshea

💫 Already at the BHA, Brant Dunshea been with the organisation since March 2015 and is currently the Director of Integrity and Regulatory Operations. He has responsibility for managing the teams that licence trainers, jockeys and racecourses, leading anti-doping and anti-corruption investigations and running the sport’s equine welfare programme – another serious in-house contender.

Eamon Wilmott

💫 Chairman, UK Tote Group, working with a group of racehorse owners and breeders who own and train over 1000 horses worldwide. It’s already a plum job with big challenges ahead, would he want to move?

Juliet Slot

💫 Ascot Racecourse’s Commercial Officer, well-touted in certain circles. She was Commercial Director of Fulham Football Club, overseeing all sponsorship, communications, retail and ticketing operations for five years, it was during that time she was appointed to the Board of Fulham FC. A proven record in male dominated business environments.

Martin Cruddace

💫 Martin is a qualified solicitor with over 25 years of legal, regulatory and commercial experience. Prior to joining ARC in August 2015, Martin was Chief Executive of the Association of British Bookmakers and before that he spent nearly a decade as a senior executive of Betfair. Martin is a member of the Racehorse Owners Association with a share in several racehorses. Good experience in a range of aspects of the sport.

Nick Luck

💫 Extremely personable and knowledgeable, Harrow educated Luck fell into broadcasting and never looked back. Seemingly snubbed when ITV took over racing coverage from Channel 4 he’s gone from strength to strength, his broadcasting skills now straddling the Atlantic and beyond. He’d be a popular choice and a lively middle-pin in the betting.

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