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 QC (Chair) - appointed 1 April 2020 by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

  • Barrister in practice at 39 Essex Chambers 
  • Owner of racehorses 
  • Member – Racehorse Owners Association
  • Related by marriage to Chair of BHA Judicial Panel (Father in-law). 

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
  • Non-Executive Director of England Netball 
  • Alternate Director – Great British Racing
  • Chairman – Pentathlon GB
  • Non-Executive Director – Wasps Holdings Limited
  • Advisory Board member – Oakwell Capital Limited
  • Advisory Board member and shareholder – Halfspace Limited

ANNE LAMBERT CMG – appointed 1 April 2020 by the Secretary of State for Digital, 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 having previously been a Board member as Chairman of the Bookmakers’ Committee

  • No related interests

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

  • Chairman – Thoroughbred Breeders Association
  • Member – Horsemen's 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

  • No related interests.

NICK RUST  - appointed 19 January 2015 by the Jockey Club.

  • Chief Executive, BHA
  • Owner and part-owner of racehorses. 
Last Updated: 18 August 2020