BHA appoints new board director

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The new President of the Racehorse Owners’ Association, Charlie Parker, is to join the Board of the British Horseracing Authority.

Charlie Parker replaces his predecessor as ROA President, Nicholas Cooper, as one of the two member nominated directors appointed collectively by the ROA, Thoroughbred Breeders Association (TBA) and National Trainers Federation (NTF) – on behalf of the licensed personnel – alongside Luca Cumani who joined the BHA Board in October 2019.

Charlie Parker said:“I am delighted to be joining the board of the BHA on behalf of the Horsemen’s Group. We face huge challenges across our industry which must be tackled together if we are to ensure the sport we all love can recover from the current crisis and grow into a more robust model in the future.”

The BHA Chair, Annamarie Phelps, said “Charlie will be a valuable addition to our team of Directors and I look forward to working alongside him, our colleagues nominated by racecourses, and the independent members of our Board. I’d like to thank Nicholas for his contribution to the BHA Board in what has been a challenging period for racing.”