Alastair Warwick has been appointed chief executive officer of Ascot Racecourse, having previously held the position of managing director and acting chief executive.
“I am delighted that Alastair has accepted the position of chief executive on a permanent basis,” said Sir Francis Brooke, His Majesty’s representative at Ascot. “Over the last 15 years, he has gained the leadership and strategic skills needed for this multifaceted role. He has also played a key part in developing an excellent senior management team.
“Alastair has a deep knowledge of Ascot and the racing industry. In recent years, in addition to being primarily responsible for racecourse operations, Alastair has led vital commercial relationships such as with the Hong Kong Jockey Club and the successful development of the World Pool. In recent months he has also been heavily engaged in wider media and betting rights negotiations, including the delivery of the successful renewal of the ITV terrestrial contract which was announced last week.”
Warwick added, “I am thrilled to be taking on the role on a permanent basis and would like to thank Francis and his fellow trustees for the opportunity and for the trust they have placed in me. We have an amazing team. From raceday ‘Bowler Hat’ stewards through to the senior team, everyone has the same aspirations for Ascot.
“During 15 years at Ascot, I have seen some of the best racing in the world and I look forward to welcoming future champions, equine and human.”