London – Andy Hornby, Chief Executive, Coral and Steve Harman, Chairman, British Horseracing Authority are the next top speakers to be announced for Leaders In Racing after the conference reached a total sell-out last week for its third annual event at Chelsea FC on the 8 October 2013. Phumelela’s CEO Rian du Plessis had already been confirmed as one of the speakers at the conference.
Prior to joining Coral, Hornby was Group Chief Executive of Alliance Boots and previously served as Group Chief Executive of Halifax Bank of Scotland. He was appointed Chief Executive of Coral in 2011 and took on the task of reviving the bookmaking arm of the gambling company.
He is responsible for Coral’s 1,670 shops and its online and telephone betting business. In this keynote address the man leading one of the UK’s biggest bookmakers will deliver an exclusive keynote on how his organisation plans to navigate the changing landscape.
Harman, a highly experienced executive in the oil and gas industry was appointed Chairman of the British Horseracing Authority, the sport’s government and regulatory body in 2013. He has an impressive track record in regulated and consumer focused markets and has extensive experience of dealing with multiple stakeholders and governments. In this exclusive keynote, Harman will discuss some of the challenges he faced during his first 90 days as Chairman for BHA.
The full speaker line-up and conference agenda is now available with the following list confirmed: Horny and Harman join Rod Street, Chief Executive, Great British Racing and British Champions Series; Carter Carnegie, International Executive, Great British Racing; George Strawbridge, Owner, Augustin Stable; Phil Siers, Managing Director, Totepool; Rian du Plessis, CEO, Phumelela Gaming & Leisure; Lord Michael Howard, Chairman, Arena Racing Company; Byron Constable, Chairman, The Shanghai Race Club; Simon Bazalgette, Chief Executive, The Jockey Club; Marc Reeves, International Commercial Director, NFL; Steve Harman, Chairman, British Horseracing Authority; Jean-Christophe Giletta, Deputy Managing Director, France Galop; Rachel Hood, President, Racehorse Owners Association and Bernie Mullin, Chairman and CEO, The Aspire Group to debate the business and future of horse racing in front of an invite-only audience of 250 senior professionals.