The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) racing division is set to undertake an organisational restructure and new appointments in its management, as the Asian gambling operator looks to support its future growth plans.
HKJC announced that from 1 August its racing division will be split into two business units, Racing Business & Operations and the Racing Authority Division.
The separation of its racing division has seen the appointment of Anthony B Kelly as Executive Director of Racing Business & Operations, HKJC’s Racing Authority will be led by Andrew Harding who has been appointed Director of the division.
Both new directors will report to HKJC Chief Executive Officer Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges. HKJC reported that current Racing Director William A Nadar is set to return to the USA upon completion of his current contract, the operator stated that Nadar’s services would be kept on a consultancy basis.
HKJC is set to invest in major racing development plans for the Asian market in the coming months. The operator has committed HK$3 billion (£250 million) to build a dedicated world class Racehorse Training Centre in Conghua, Mainland China by 2018.