Shaun Hinds Appointed New CEO Of Newbury

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Shaun Hinds has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of Newbury Racecourse, succeeding Julian Thick who announced his resignation in August, the racecourse announced on Wednesday. Thick served in the role for 10 years.

Hinds will begin his tenure as CEO and join the company's board in the summer of 2024 once he has served out his notice period with his current employer, Manchester Central Convention Centre. He has held that role for the past 6 1/2 years.

Dominic Burke, the chairman of Newbury Racecourse PLC, said, “Julian has made an enormous contribution to Newbury over the past ten years. We wish him the very best for the future.

“The board is delighted to be announcing Shaun's appointment following a wide-ranging and competitive search. Shaun has a longstanding interest in racing stemming from his childhood in Newmarket and will work closely with clerk of the course, George Hill. Shaun's proven success in running a business with multiple physical assets combined with his wealth of commercial experience made him the outstanding candidate.”

Hinds added, “It's a great privilege to be joining a racecourse with the prestige and heritage of Newbury, and I'd like to thank Dominic and the board for the opportunity. I'm tremendously excited to be joining such a fantastic team.”

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