Amy Smith Appointed As Executive Director Of Lingfield Park

Non-Racing Events

16 December 2019

  • Rebecca Davies appointed Regional Executive Director of Hereford and Worcester Racecourses 
  • Russell Bowes and Michael Thomas appointed General Managers of Lingfield Park and Worcester Racecourses

Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) are delighted to announce the appointment of Amy Smith as Executive Director of Lingfield Park Resort.  Formerly Director of Sales and Marketing at Lingfield Park, Amy Smith will take on the role of Executive Director, with overall responsibility for the racecourse business as well as the Marriott Hotel, golf course and spa.

With significant experience across the sport and leisure industries, including spells at both Sandown Park and Plumpton Racecourses, Russell Bowes has been appointed as General Manager at Lingfield Park to support Amy Smith and the team across all areas of the business.

Rebecca Davies has been promoted to Regional Executive Director overseeing the running of both Hereford and Worcester Racecourses, following the retirement of Jenny Cheshire after 19 years.  After a year as General Manager at Lingfield Park, Michael Thomas has been appointed as General Manager of Worcester Racecourse.   The teams will undertake their new roles from 1 January 2020.

ARC Group Operations Director Mark Spincer commented, “We are very pleased to appoint Amy Smith as Executive Director at Lingfield Park.  Amy has been in the business for over seven years and we look forward to her taking the helm with the support of a dedicated team and the additional experience that Russell brings from both racecourses and other sporting venues.”

“Michael Thomas has done a fantastic job in the last year as General Manager of Lingfield Park, and we are delighted that he will take up the new role at Worcester under the leadership of Rebecca Davies.  Jenny Cheshire has been at the heart of Worcester for over nineteen years and everyone at ARC would like to wish her all the best in retirement.”

Lingfield Park Executive Director Amy Smith said, “I am very much looking forward to getting started as Executive Director at Lingfield Park.  I am fully aware of the important roles that the racecourse and wider resort play in both the racing world and the local community, so we will look to build on what has been a successful year in 2019 into the wide variety of racedays and events that we have planned in 2020 and beyond.”

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