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25 February 2013 | Industry

Maggie Carver to succeed Tim Curtis as RaceTech Chairman

RaceTech, the leading supplier of television pictures and other services to the British horseracing industry and which is wholly owned by the Racecourse Association, is pleased to announce the appointment of Maggie Carver as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman-elect.  Mrs Carver, who was the outstanding candidate from a rigorous selection process run jointly by RaceTech and the RCA, will succeed Tim Curtis when he steps down in the summer.

Maggie Carver has a background rich in television outside broadcast and racing.  Mrs Carver, who is currently Chairman of ITN, is a former director of SiS (1991-2008), Channel 5, and Sporting Index.  Executive roles have included that of Managing Director of “Three on Four” (which produced Channel 4 Racing and operated Global Outside Broadcasting) and strategist to Lord Clive Hollick at United Business Media.  Mrs Carver’s working life began in investment banking with S.G. Warburg (now UBS).

RaceTech CEO Brad Higgins says; “The Board and staff of RaceTech look forward to welcoming Maggie Carver aboard.  Maggie’s background and expertise makes her an ideal candidate to succeed Tim Curtis whose dedication and hard work has helped transform RaceTech into a vital commercial business which operates for the benefit of its shareholders, and the wider horseracing industry. As the Company celebrates its 67th year, Maggie is joining the business at an exciting time in its growth and we look forward to her contribution as the business continues to develop.

Maggie Carver said “I am looking forward to working with Brad and his team and delighted to be serving the racing industry once more.”