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Newbury hire Clifton as head of communications

22 July 2014

NEWBURY racecourse has announced that it has appointed Andy Clifton to the newly created role of head of communications.

Clifton will officially join Newbury on September 1 from the Hong Kong Jockey Club where he was executive manager of racing public affairs.

Before that he had been communications manager at Cheltenham for seven years having also worked for the Tote and Ladbrokes.

Newbury chief executive Julian Thick said: "I am delighted that we have been able to recruit someone of Andy's profile and experience to the senior management team here.

"He has extensive knowledge of many areas of the international racing industry and I am sure he will make a significant contribution to the future of the racecourse."

Clifton added: "Newbury has long been one of my favourite racecourses and I am flattered to be given the opportunity to play a part in the next exciting phase of its development.

"Working for the Hong Kong Jockey Club for the last year has been an incredible experience, but having made the decision to return home to be closer to my family, it was important to me to find a stimulating and challenging role.

"When I was offered the chance to join the Newbury team in this new position it didn't take me very long to decide."

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