The Hong Kong Jockey Club has major organizational changes and new leadership appointments in its Racing Division to support the future growth plans.
With effect from 1 August 2015, the current Racing Division will be divided into the Racing Business and Operations Division and the Racing Authority Division.
The club appointed Anthony B. Kelly to the position of Executive Director, Racing Business and Operations, and Andrew Harding to the position of Director, Racing Authority. Both will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer Mr Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges.
Executive Director, Racing William A. Nader will return to the US upon completion of his current contract this season, though will remain at the club’s request until January 2016 to help ensure a smooth transition.
The HKJC has committed to a HK$6.4 billion 10-year Racecourse Master Plan since 2009 and is investing HK$3 billion to build a dedicated world class Racehorse Training Centre in Conghua, Mainland China by 2018.
“All of this means that the Club’s racing operations will grow significantly in size and complexity over the coming years. And it is to ensure the successful launch of the major projects currently underway, and to unlock the potential for further development of the Club’s world-class racing brand, that the Club is making these organisational changes and leadership appointments,” it said.