Halley and Warren Appointed to BHA Board

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) on Friday confirmed the appointment of two new Independent Non-Executive Directors to the BHA Board.

Kyrsten Halley will serve a three-year term, which began on May 1. She fills the vacancy created by Joe Saumarez Smith, whose term as BHA Chair was extended through May 31, 2025. Tara Warren will begin her initial three-year term on Dec. 1 and replaces current Independent Non-Executive Director Laura Whyte, following the completion of her maximum nine-year term.

Halley currently serves as Marketing Director for the British-based food manufacturer, Samworth Brothers, owns a retired racehorse, and competes in Retraining of Racehorses events.

Warren is Executive Director and Board member at West Ham United Football Club and leads the delivery of the club's strategic and commercial priorities. A regular racegoer, she is also the responsible for the club's equality, diversity, and inclusion strategy.

“We are very pleased to welcome Kyrsten and Tara to the BHA Board. Alongside a passion for racing, both have strong commercial backgrounds, with extensive experience in digital marketing, customer engagement and transformational change, all of which will be essential as British racing continues to progress our long-term strategy,” Saumarez said.

Current membership of the BHA Board can be viewed here.

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