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Goodfellow to quit College for role as Racing Welfare chief

12 May 2015

Goodfellow to quit College for role as Racing Welfare chief

DAWN GOODFELLOW is relinquishing her stewardship of the Northern Racing College to become the new chief executive of Racing Welfare.The appointment follows the decision of former Channel 4 Racing presenter Lesley Graham to quit the post in February, after two years with the Jockey Club-backed charity. Goodfellow, 52, who joined the South Yorkshire-based NRC in 2008 and became chief executive a year later, will be taking up her new job in Newmarket in mid-August. She is a former chief executive of the Countryside Foundation for Education, and general manager of the Devonshire Education a lTrust. She said yesterday: “Obviously I'm excited to be joining Racing Welfare,but at the same time I'm very sad to be leaving the NRC in lots of respects because it’s very special and will always have a place in my heart. “But the subject of welfare and stable staff is something I'm passionate about and I believe it’s all linked to education as well. “The change in leadership at the head of the BHA and the emphasis now being put on people and the development of people at all levels in racing makes it an exciting time to be at Racing Welfare.” Goodfellow will be facing a busy workload as, in addition to its fundraising efforts, the charity recently announced ambitious expansion plans that include establishing a volunteer network and increasing accessibility to its welfare services nationwide.

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