Ascot’s commercial director, Juliet Slot, will join the board of Great British Racing from 1st January 2018.
Juliet replaces RCA chief executive Stephen Atkin, who has been a board member since 2007 when the organisation was originally known as Racing Enterprises.
Whilst Atkin steps down from the board, he will remain an alternate director, representing all three racecourse board members as required, and will also remain chairman of the audit committee.
Tony Langham chairman of GBR said: “Stephen is one of racing’s nice guys and has made an enormous contribution to the success of Great British Racing. His extensive racing industry knowledge has proven invaluable on numerous occasions and he has represented the racecourses very effectively. On behalf of the board, I thank him for his years of service and am delighted he will remain an alternate director to the existing racecourse board members, and stays on as chair of the audit committee.
“We are pleased to welcome Juliet Slot to the board, who brings with her a wealth of experience which will be invaluable to the organisation and in shaping its future direction.”
Stephen Atkin said: “It has been a privilege to work with Tony Langham, Rod Street, and the talented Great British Racing team, and to have witnessed at first hand the very significant progress made by GBR and the great promotion it provides for our wonderful sport. I am delighted that Juliet has accepted the opportunity to represent the RCA and racecourses on the GBR Board and I know she will make a very substantial contribution. I wish Juliet and the whole GBR team the very best for 2018 and beyond, and I am pleased to be able to continue contributing in the years ahead.”
Juliet Slot added: “I am very much looking forward to taking on this post on behalf of all independent racecourses. The work of Great British Racing is of great importance to the industry and I am looking forward to being part of the strategy team.”