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Register of Members' Interests

HBLB has adopted a Code of Practice designed to ensure a high standard of corporate governance.

In line with Treasury guidelines, Members of the HBLB Board are required to make a declaration of their personal interests relevant to their responsibilities as members of the HBLB.

These interests are listed below.

PAUL DARLING OBE KC (Chair) – appointed 1 April 2020 by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

  • Barrister in practice at 39 Essex Chambers 
  • Owner of racehorses 

DAVID ARMSTRONG – appointed 25 March 2019 by the Jockey Club.

  • Chief Executive – Racecourse Association Ltd
  • Members’ Nominated Director and Audit Committee member – BHA
  • Non-Executive Director and Audit Chair – RaceTech Limited
  • Board member – Racing Digital
  • Alternate Director – Great British Racing
  • Advisory Board member – Oakwell Capital Limited
  • Advisory Board member and shareholder – Halfspace Limited
  • Director – British Horseracing Database Limited

JULIE HARRINGTON – appointed 1 January 2021 by the Jockey Club

  • Chief Executive and Director – British Horseracing Authority
  • Director – British Horseracing Database Limited

ANNE LAMBERT CMG  appointed 1 April 2020 by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

  • Non-Executive Director – Civil Aviation Authority
  • Part-ownership of racehorses via participation in syndicates

MIKE O’KANE – appointed 25 April 2017 by the Association of British Bookmakers and Remote Gambling Association (now the Betting and Gaming Council) having previously been a Board member as Chairman of the Bookmakers’ Committee

  • Non-Executive Director – Starting Price Regulatory Commission

JULIAN RICHMOND-WATSON – appointed 25 April 2019 by the Jockey Club

  • Independent Chair – Thoroughbred Group
  • Member – Thoroughbred Group Board
  • Member – Racehorse Owners Association
  • Member – The Jockey Club
  • Member – European Breeders Fund Board
  • Member – British Breeders Fund Board
  • Member – BHA Flat Pattern Committee
  • Partner – Lawn Stud (Thoroughbred Breeding)
  • Owner and breeder of racehorses
  • Director – Wakefield Farms Ltd
  • Director – Arnisdale (Unlimited Company)
  • Director – Corran (Wakefield) Ltd
  • Director – Dunlin Ltd
  • Director – Dunlin Properties Ltd
  • Director – Dunlin Securities Ltd
  • Director – Dunlin Land Ltd
  • Director – Gymfinity Kids Ltd
  • Director – E-Chill Ltd

THE LORD RISBY OF HAVERHILL – appointed 1 January 2016 by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.

  • No related interests.


Non-Board member declaration

ALAN DELMONTE (Chief Executive)

  • Part-ownership of a racehorse via participation in a syndicate

CRAIG PEMBERTON (Chief Finance Officer)

  • Part-time non-executive role as Independent Governor of the Board and Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of the University of Wolverhampton


Last Updated: 30 April 2024