Charlie Parker announced as new ROA President

11 May 2020

Charlie Parker will succeed Nicholas Cooper as ROA President with effect from June 30.

Confirmation of the election in March will see Parker serve a three-year term as President, which follows two three-year terms after election to the ROA board in 2015. He has been closely involved
with the work of the ROA business as Chairman of the Membership Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

On his appointment Parker said: “I am honoured to have been elected as President of the ROA by my colleagues on the board.

“The ROA is a vital component within the British horseracing industry and I am determined to continue the outstanding work of Nicholas Cooper in not only keeping owners at the forefront of
discussions and decision making, but also to help the wider industry bodies face up to the enormous challenges that we will face over the coming months.”

Chris Wright was elected last year for a three-year term as Vice-President.

The board recognised the contribution of Nicholas Cooper during his four-year term as President, which was extended by one year.

Chief Executive Charlie Liverton said: “On behalf of the ROA board I would like to convey thanks and gratitude to Nicholas Cooper for his contribution to the board over the past seven years, and for his commitment over the past four years as ROA President.

“His leadership has been a constant during a period of evolution for the industry and the ROA has made significant strides during that time.”

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