Newbury Racecourse appoints Matthew Thompson to its Board as Non-Executive Director

– UK, Newbury – Newbury Racecourse PLC (ISDX:NYR), announced today 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.”

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