Appointment of Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Job Reference: 00012961-1
  • Date Posted: 16 June 2022
  • Recruiter: British Horseracing Authority
  • Location: London/National
  • Salary: £27,000
  • Sector: Racecourses
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA)is the governing and regulatory body for British horseracing, which seeks to ensure the effective regulation, integrity and success of the sport.  The BHA’s mission is to build a brighter future for the sport of horseracing, for the people working in the industry and for the horses.


The BHA's role is to act for and on behalf of the whole sport, ensuring that the highest standards apply on and off the racecourse. It aims to be a global leader in racing regulation and works with stakeholders to promote the sport in order to make Great Britain the home of the most compelling racing in the world.


The BHA, together with British racing’s other leading organisations, has published an “Industry Commitment” to diversity and inclusion, to ensure racing truly is a sport for everyone and to help the sport grow and thrive in the future. As part of this, the BHA has committed to increasing its Board diversity across all protected characteristics, and in particular in relation to gender and ethnically and culturally diverse communities. We recognise the wide benefits that greater depth and breadth of experience and perspective can bring, in terms of accountability, innovation, engagement and growth, and are keen to bring these to bear for the benefit of our sport.   Applications from these candidates are therefore particularly welcomed and encouraged, and we would be pleased to discuss our commitment to inclusivity with interested candidates.


The BHA now seek to appoint an Independent Non-Executive Director (INED) to the board, following the appointment of one of the existing INEDs as Independent Chair. To complement the broad spectrum of skills and experience on the Board, and aid succession planning, the new INED should have an established background in the digital marketing and transformational change spheres.


The successful candidate will have a track record of building successful businesses and a proven strategic approach, with a strong vision encompassing digital, data, IT and cyber security. Building on recent experience of working with or on a board with complex governance structures, they will bring a strong understanding of contemporary corporate governance.  As a collaborative leader, they will be adept at building and managing positive relationships with a large and diverse group of stakeholders. A knowledge and appreciation of horseracing is desirable, but a passion to learn and support our mission will be critical.


Time Commitment: average one day a week

Term: 3 years, with the opportunity for reappointment

Location: London/National

Remuneration: £27,000 [subject to review]


To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification to quoting reference 5877.


The deadline for applications is 12.00noon (BST) on Friday 1st July 2022.

Perrett Laver will conduct an executive search process in parallel with the public advertisement of the role. Longlisted candidates will be invited to interview with Perrett Laver in weeks commencing 11th July and 18th July on Teams, following which, interviews with the Selection Panel will take place week commencing 8th August, in person.


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