NEWBURY RACECOURSE PLC - Appointment of Non Executive Director PR Newswire

23 January 2018

Newbury Racecourse plc (the ‘Company’)

Appointment of non-executive director

The Board of Newbury Racecourse PLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Thompson as non-executive director with immediate effect.

Matthew Thompson is currently Managing Director of Services for Mitie Group plc, a business supplying essential services to the private sector and with over 20,000 employees.  Previously, Matthew spent eight years leading the Sports & Leisure business for Compass Group, both in the UK and then globally, delivering hospitality and catering services to a wide range of clients, including Wimbledon, Twickenham, The O2, Glyndebourne and Jockey Club Racecourses.  Matthew has also held senior roles at Zenith plc, Centrica and Glaxo Wellcome.

Chairman Dominic Burke commented:

“We are delighted to welcome Matthew to the Board. His many years of experience within hospitality and catering will help us to drive forward this key part of our business and deliver our ambitious plans for growth and the highest standards of customer service, alongside the investment in our facilities.”

Matthew Thompson’s Directorships:

Directorships held in the past 5 years;

Company                                           Date Resigned

Zenith Midco Limited                         Resigned 6 January 2017

Zenith Opco Limited                     Resigned 6 January 2017

Accelerate Acquistions Limited             Resigned 6 January 2017

Zenith Intermediate Holdings Limited            Resigned 6 January 2017

Zenith Vehicle Contracts Group Limited          Resigned 6 January 2017

ZVC Group Limited                Resigned 6 January 2017

Zenith Remarketing Limited             Resigned 6 January 2017

Zenith Vehicle Sales Limited                 Resigned 6 January 2017

Zenith Vehicle Contracts Limited             Resigned 6 January 2017

Provecta Car Plan Limited                Resigned 6 January 2017

Zenith Acquisitionco 2 Limited                 Resigned 6 January 2017

HVS (UK) Limited              Resigned 6 January 2017

Zenith EF Limited                Resigned 6 January 2017

Tower Car Sales Limited               Resigned 6 January 2017

Leasedrive Group Limited                 Resigned 6 January 2017

ZVC Holdings (UK) Limited              Resigned 6 January 2017

Zenith Acquisitionco 1 Limited              Resigned 6 January 2017

Leasedrive Holdings (UK) Limited            Resigned 6 January 2017

Leasedrive Velo Holdings Limited            Resigned 6 January 2017

Crowthorne 2011 Holdings Limited         Resigned 6 January 2017

Masterlease Portfolio Limited             Resigned 6 January 2017

Leasedrive Limited            Resigned 6 January 2017

Leasedrive Rental Management Limited          Resigned 6 January 2017

Velo Limited                      Resigned 6 January 2017

The Motorgroup Trustees Limited             Resigned 6 January 2017

Twickenham Experience Ltd              Resigned 20 January 2015

Oval Events Limited                  Resigned 18 July 2013

Oval Events Holdings Limited                Resigned 18 July 2013

Milburns Restaurants Limited            Resigned 1 May 2013

Compass Group, UK and Ireland Limited                  Resigned 1 May 2013

Peter Parfitt Sport Limited               Resigned 1 May 2013

Letheby & Christopher Limited            Resigned 1 May 2013

Leisure Support Services Limited       Resigned 1 May 2013

Payne & Gunter Limited                 Resigned 1 May 2013

Keith Prowse Limited                Resigned 1 May 2013

Compass Services (UK) Limited                   Resigned 1 May 2013

Facilities Management Catering Limited                    Resigned 1 May 2013

Leith’s Limited                    Resigned 1 May 2013

Peter Parfitt Leisure Overseas Travel Limited           Resigned 1 May 2013

Compass Contract Services (U.K.) Limited               Resigned 1 May 2013

Gruppo Events Limited                    Resigned 1 May 2013

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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