The UK Tote Group has begun its search for a new Chairman after Eamonn Wilmott confirmed he would be stepping down from the company.
Wilmott, who took control of The Tote in October 2019, was instrumental in the Together for the Tote initiative. The initiative saw The Tote team up with racecourse operator Britbet, later buying the pool betting operator from its previous owners Betfred.
Wilmott commented: “I fundamentally believe a strong Tote is critical for British racing. This is why I was so keen to be part of this project and why I will always be a friend of the Tote’s. We have established the foundations of a strong business with a very bright future, one which I know is in the best hands possible to ensure it can achieve its potential. I look forward to helping the Tote excel in the years ahead.”
In addition to leading the Tote, Wilmott has also held a number of other responsibilities including being Chairman of Total Performance Data, and will now focus on these while remaining a shareholder in the Tote.
Alex Frost, Chief Executive of UK Tote Group, said: “I would like to thank Eamonn sincerely for everything he has contributed over the last two years. His counsel, advice and support has been invaluable, and we would not be where we are without his considerable input. We look forward to Eamonn remaining a close friend of the Tote.”