Eight Industry People Board (IPB) members and an IPB Programme Director were confirmed by the IPB Board Chair Neil Hayward on Wednesday.
Initiated and funded by the Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) and the Racing Foundation, the Board's aim is to deliver an industry-wide people strategy. The Board consists of the following individuals:
- Rob Hezel, Chief Executive, The Racing Foundation
- Daniel Kübler, Racehorse Trainer, Kübler Racing
- George McGrath, Chief Executive, National Association of Racing Staff
- Neil Robertson, Chief Executive, National Skills Academy for Rail
- Tom Scudamore, former professional Jump jockey
- Helene Sharrock, Chief People Officer, The Jockey Club
- Julia Tyson, former Chief HR Officer, Lloyds of London
- Tallulah Wilson, Head of International Partnerships, UK Tote Group.
The Board met for the first time on Wednesday. They will be supported by Programme Director Lucy Attwood, who joins from Godolphin, where she was Head of Human Resources.
Neil Hayward said, “I am delighted and enormously excited that we have been able to recruit Board members of such a high calibre and with great diversity of talent, skill and professional experience.
“The People Board has a critical role to play in planning and coordinating a bold, viable and sustainable plan to future-proof British racing's workforce. Assembling a team of this quality is an important step in this process.
“Our aim was to attract a strong collective, with knowledge of and experience in the racing industry, together with deep understanding and expertise in key areas like human resources, diversity and inclusion, education and employment and strategic leadership.
“Above all, we wanted a group of people who were passionate about racing and seeing racing's people flourish–and I believe we have achieved that in abundance.
“Lucy is a highly experienced HR professional who has a strong and demonstrable track record of planning and delivering people strategies for some major employers, most recently during her 10 years with Godolphin.
“She will be a big asset as we embark on this immensely challenging but also hugely exciting endeavour–and I look forward to us working closely together as we seek to achieve the industry's collective aspirations for a happy, thriving and sustainable workforce.”