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GBGB CEO announces retiremnet

Barry Faulkner today informed the Board of his intention to step down as Chief Executive in November this year on reaching his 65th birthday. Mr Faulkner took up his position in May 2010 has recently completed seven years in the role.

Mr Faulkner said, “The last seven years have proved tough going for greyhound racing which was particularly badly impacted as the recession bit. However, regardless of how difficult it has been, it has never been dull. My team at the GBGB have shown admirable commitment during my tenure to ensure that the services provided by them for the benefit of the sport never diminished. I believe we are now making progress with regard to putting the sport on a more secure financial footing and I will be focussed in the upcoming months on working with Tom Kelly in our efforts to secure improved funding for the sport.”


GBGB Director Clive Feltham said “Barry has been an excellent chief executive guiding the sport through difficult times. It has sometimes been a thankless task but Barry has always served the board diligently and with good grace. His leadership of the GBGB staff has inspired them to deliver consistently good service to the industry and they will miss him, as will the Board of directors. We wish all him all the very best in his retirement.”


GBGB interim chairman Robert Griffiths QC added “Since joining the Board as an independent director in 2015, I have been impressed with Barry’s dedication and diligence. The sport has been lucky to have a chief executive of Barry’s calibre and he will prove a very hard act to follow”.


The GBGB nominations committee will meet shortly to agree a procedure to find a new Chief Executive and then a new Chairman. The nominations committee is comprised of the independent directors Robert Griffiths and Peter Webbon and the RCPA representative Clive Feltham.