Sheppard installed as the new chief executive for the TBA
She had been racing director for the RCA for three years
Claire Sheppard has been appointed as chief executive of the Thoroughbred Breeders' Asscociation.
Sheppard has over 20 years experience in the racing industry, which includes a five year term as chief executive of Plumpton Racecourse. She leaves her current post as racing director of the Racecourse Association after three years.
Julian Richmond-Watson, chairman of the TBA, said: "I am delighted that Claire has agreed to become the TBA’s chief executive officer.
“She brings a wealth of experience in racing administration and a personal interest in the sport. She has a good relationship with many of the key stakeholders within racing and has a track record of delivering strategic objectives as CEO.
“We all look forward to working with her to achieve the best outcomes for our members across the many facets of the breeding industry.”