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Clifton to take on new HK role

21 May 2013

ANDY CLIFTON, the public face of Cheltenham racecourse for the last six and a half years as communications manager, is leaving to take up a newly
created senior post with the Hong Kong Jockey Club, writes Howard Wright.

Clifton, 47, has been head-hunted to become executive manager of public affairs for the HKJC racing division, responsible for content planning,
editorial and publicity. Clifton, who joined Cheltenham in January 2007 after stints in PR with Ladbrokes and the Tote, said yesterday: “There is no doubt that the HKJC is one of the world leaders in horseracing and I was extremely flattered to be considered for a new role with the organisation.
“I have always enjoyed new challenges and, having met several senior members of the HKJC team on a recent visit, I’m really looking forward to etting started.”

HKJC chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges said: “Andy will be a terrific addition. We’re keen to have a global view, and since we already have
strong representation from the US and Australia, we wanted to strengthen our resources in terms of Britain and Europe.”

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