The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed that Charlie Parker, the new President of the Racehorse Owners’ Association (ROA), will join the company Board of Directors.
Parker will replace former ROA President, Nicholas Cooper, as one of the two member nominated directors appointed collectively by the ROA, Thoroughbred Breeders Association (TBA) and National Trainers Federation (NTF).
He will begin a three-year term as BHA Director on 1 July, joining Luca Cumani who joined the BHA Board in October 2019.
Commenting on the new position, Parker said:“I am delighted to be joining the board of the BHA on behalf of the Horsemen’s Group. 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.”
The 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 for racing.”