Charlie Parker, who will become the Racehorse Owners Association’s President on June 30, will join the Board of the British Horseracing Authority on July 1.
Parker, who owns and manages Crimbourne Bloodstock, replaces outgoing ROA President Nicholas Cooper as one of the two member nominated directors appointed collectively by the ROA, Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association and National Trainers Federation.
“I am delighted to be joining the board of the BHA on behalf of the Horsemen’s Group,” said Parker. “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.”
BHA Chair Annamarie Phelps added: “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 of racing.”