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Patrons and Trustees

Patrons and Presidents

HRH The Princess Royal

HRH The Princess Royal - Patron

Sir Anthony McCoy OBE - President
National Hunt Champion jockey 1995-2015. BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2010.

Clare Balding OBE - Vice Patron
Leading TV sports presenter, author and former Champion Amateur rider.

John Francome MBE - Vice Patron
Retired seven times National Hunt Champion jockey. Well-known TV racing presenter and author. Held position as President 2012-2016.

Peter Scudamore MBE - Vice Patron
Retired eight times Champion National Hunt jockey, journalist, broadcaster and assistant trainer. Held the position as a Trustee 1993-2011.

Jack Berry MBE - Vice President
A key part of the Fund since its commencement in 1964. It was Jack's vision that led to the construction of both Oaksey House and Jack Berry House.


Brough Scott MBE - Chairman
One of the best-known figures in racing. Was a jockey and is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and charity worker. Has been a Trustee of the Fund since 1978 and Chairman since January 2007.

Jonathan Powell -  Vice-Chairman
Well-known racing journalist and author. Became a Trustee of the Fund in 2002.

Jeff Smith -  Treasurer
A successful racehorse owner & breeder and Chairman of the Aim Group. Became a Trustee in 2004.

Valda Burke BSc
Former Secondary School teacher with a Masters in Neuroscience. Racehorse owner and joint owner of Whitley Stud. Became a Trustee in Feb 2015.

Michael Caulfield MsC
Director and Sport Psychologist at Sporting Edge. Former CEO of the Professional Jockeys Association. Became a Trustee in 2013.

Michael Foy FRCS
Consultant Orthopaedic and Spinal Surgeon. Became a Trustee in 2015.

Guy Henderson
CEO of Ascot Racecourse and an international business lawyer and partner with the global law firm Allen & Overy for over 30 years. Became a Trustee in 2016.

Andrew Thornton
One of an elite band of NH Jockeys to have ridden over 1000 winners. Became a Trustee in 2016.

William Norris QC
A barrister at Thirty Nine Essex Street, specialising in major personal injury claims, big environmental cases and sports law, both as an advocate and Chairman of disciplinary tribunals. Became a Trustee in 2006.

Hazel Peplinski
Chief Executive – Perth Racecourse. Became a Trustee in 2012.

Sam Waley-Cohen
Successful businessman and highly-regarded amateur jockey. Became a Trustee in 2012.




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