Maggie Carver’s term as RCA Chairman extended

The Racecourse Association (RCA) is delighted to announce that Maggie Carver’s term as Chairman has been extended for another three years starting from 1 July 2018.

Carver took over the role as Chairman of the RCA in 2015, succeeding Ian Barlow. During this time she has signed the historic Members’ Agreement on behalf of racecourses, taken a leading role in setting up the Racing Authority and Betting Liaison Group and chaired one of the three annual industry Members’ Committees.

As part of her commitment to close dialogue and effective representation she has also made over fifty non-raceday visits to racecourses in addition to attending many race meetings.

Carver’s background in racing and television includes being Chairman of RaceTech, a subsidiary wholly owned by the RCA, as well as being a director and past Chairman of ITN, a former director of SiS, Channel 5 and leading spread betting company, Sporting Index. She is currently, inter alia, Chairman of the British Board of Film Classification and a director of SSVC which provides broadcasting and entertainment for the Armed Forces.

Maggie Carver said: “I consider it an honour to serve the racecourses in what I suspect will be a challenging but hopefully productive three years. This is a crucial time for racing as we move into the new era of the Racing Authority.

“I look forward to working with industry colleagues to help grow and improve the sport, and to working with my colleagues at the RCA on both new and existing initiatives to deliver the best possible service to British racecourses. I would like to thank Stephen Atkin and the RCA Board for their support and engagement over the last three years and look forward to working with them in the future.”