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 LEE, (Chairman) - appointed 1 October 2009 by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

  • Board member, Leaf Properties Limited
  • Chairman Feoffees of Chetham’s School of Music
  • Chairman Opera North
  • Fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award World Fellowship
  • Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester
  • Governor, University of Manchester
  • Part-ownership of racehorses, including participation in syndicates

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

  • No related interests

DAVID ARMSTRONG, Chief Executive, Racecourse Association Ltd

  • Members Nominated Director and Audit Committee member, BHA
  • Non-Executive Director and Audit Chair, RaceTech Limited
  • Alternate Director, Great British Racing
  • Chairman, Pentathlon GB
  • Non-Executive Director, Wasps Holdings Limited
  • Advisory Board member, Oakwell Capital Limited (corporate advisory firm specialising in the sports sector)
  • Advisory Board member & shareholder, Halfspace Limited (digital marketing agency in the sports sector)

JULIAN RICHMOND-WATSON, Chairman, Thoroughbred Breeders' Association

  • Chairman & member, Thoroughbred Breeders' Association
  • Member, Racehorse Owners Association
  • Member, Jockey Club
  • Board member, Horsemen's Group 
  • Board member, British Breeders' Fund
  • Board member, European Breeders' Fund
  • Member, BHA Flat Pattern Committee
  • Partner, Lawn Stud (Thoroughbred breeding)
  • Racehorse owner & breeder
  • Director, Wakefield Farms Ltd
  • Dirctor, Arnisdale
  • Director, Corran (Wakefield) Ltd
  • Director, Springfield Farm Ltd
  • Director, Dunlin Ltd
  • Director, Dunlin Properties Ltd
  • Director, Dunlin Securities Ltd
  • Director, Dunlin Land Ltd
  • Director, Gymfinity Kids Ltd
  • Director, E-Chill Ltd

NICK RUST, Chief Executive, British Horseracing Authority

  • Owner and part-owner of racehorses

MIKE O'KANE, appointed by the Association of British Bookmakers and the Remote Gambling Association

  • No related interests
Last Updated: 18 November 2019