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Delmonte new chief executive of Levy Board

21 March 2013

ALAN DELMONTE has been promoted to the role of Levy Board chief executive and will assume responsibilities from April 8 following Douglas Erskine-Crum's resignation.

Delmonte, 40, has been the Board's operations director since 2009 and takes over from Erskine-Crum, who leaves to take up a newly created position at Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms racing and breeding operation.

Levy Board chairman Paul Lee said: "The Board has taken the opportunity to look at the roles and responsibilities of the senior executives and how these have evolved.

"Board members came to the unanimous view that Alan was the right person to take the organisation forward after Douglas departs in April.

"I would like to warmly welcome Alan as our next chief executive and thank Douglas for his outstanding contribution over the last five years.

"The Board has decided that there should now be two roles at senior executive level, namely the chief executive & accounting officer and the finance director. Rob Skeggs will continue in his role of finance director, which he fulfils to first-class standards.

"This structure will maintain the Levy Board's competence and has the added advantage of ensuring that we continue to be highly cost-effective."

Delmonte said: "I'm very much looking forward to taking on additional responsibilities at the Levy Board and leading our dedicated and professional team. We will continue to work constructively with racing, betting and others across the wide range of areas in which we are involved."

Douglas Erskine-Crum, who brings to an end a five-year stint as chief executive, said: "I am very grateful to the Levy Board members and staff for their excellent support over the past five years and wish Alan the very best of good fortune."

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