"As a proud Yorkshireman, I'm honoured to be a trustee of New Beginnings. I worked in a professional capacity for Yorkshire racecourses for over 32 years, so I know how important racing is to the county and how the county is important to its racing!
"As a trustee of New Beginnings, I'm continuing my association with racehorses, albeit in a different capacity. These are exciting times for New Beginnings, and I'm delighted to be part of a great team. It's a wonderful charity which represents a very important aspect of the racing industry, something that appeals to both racegoers and the public as a whole."