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DJ Newbury Racecourse Plc Director resignation and appointment of new Director

 
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Newbury Racecourse plc (the 'Company') 
 
Director Resignation and appointment of new Finance Director 
 
The Company announces that Claire Spencer, Finance Director and Company 
Secretary has given notice of her intention to resign as a director from the 
Company. However, she will remain in her current positions at the Company until 
her successor has been formally appointed as a director of the Company. 
 
The Company is pleased to confirm that Mark Leigh has been appointed as the new 
Finance Director, effective from 14 April 2020.  Claire Spencer will be 
available to assist with an orderly transition and will complete the audit of 
the Company's financial statements for the financial year ended 31 December 
2019. 
 
Mark Leigh has extensive experience in the leisure and hospitality sectors, 
having previously been Chief Financial Officer at Longleat Enterprises (which 
includes the Longleat Safari Park & Cheddar Caves as well as the wider 10,000 
acre Longleat estate) since 2017.  Prior to this, he worked for Merlin 
Entertainments Group plc for 10 years in a variety of financial and business 
development roles, including as finance director of Chessington World of 
Adventures Resort, head of corporate development for the Merlin Group and 
latterly finance director for the new openings division of Merlin. 
 
Chief Executive, Julian Thick, commented: 
 
"On behalf of the board I would like to thank Claire for her loyal service to 
the company over the last 9 years. Claire has made a huge contribution to the 
successful development of the organisation and will be much missed as she now 
moves on to pursue other opportunities. 
 
We are delighted to have secured Mark as our new Finance Director.  His wealth 
of relevant leisure and commercial experience will help Newbury Racecourse 
continue to develop and thrive in the future." 
 
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For further information please contact: 
 
Newbury Racecourse plc Tel: 01635 40015 
 
Julian Thick (Chief Executive) 
 
Harriet Collins (Head of Communications) 
 
Hudson Sandler Tel: 020 7796 4133 
 
Charlie Jack 
 
 
 
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

January 13, 2020 07:06 ET (12:06 GMT)