We would like to inform you that a new Chairman of GBGB has been appointed. The appointments committee interviewed candidates put forward by recruiting company Nolans.

The applicants were of an extremely high calibre and the committee put their choice to the GBGB Board at a meeting on 14th May when Mr. Tom Kelly was proposed and the Board unanimously supported the candidate.

Our Chairman John Haynes had a discussion with Mr. Kelly the previous day and is very happy with the outcome.

As all owners are aware, greyhound racing is desperately short of funding and one main source is from the betting industry. Tom Kelly has been involved with bookmakers for over thirty years and understands the intricacies of greyhound racing. There is nobody more qualified to get us a better deal.

We have confidence that Tom Kelly is the right person for the job. At the same meeting (fulfilling a long campaign by your Chairman) the Board was able to confirm the necessary arrangements to enable the GTA Ltd to be invited to submit a candidate as a Board member to represent trainers’ interests.