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Northern Region
Natalie Forrester
Welfare Officer

Being brought up on a small racing yard, with my Mother, Grandmother and Uncle all being trainers, I have lived and breathed horse racing from a very young age. I enjoyed being a member of Pony Club from the age of 4 and then being fortunate to experience race riding both on the flat and under national hunt rules at the age of 16. Having worked for Michael and Clare Bell in Newmarket I gained a valuable insight into being part of a large flat racing yard and I also enjoyed a stint working on a racing yard in Australia.

After graduating from university with a Human Resource Management degree in 2011, I was lucky enough to earn a place on the BHA Graduate Programme which allowed me to expand my knowledge of all areas within the horse racing and breeding industry.

I completed an eight-week work placement at Huntingdon racecourse where I gained an insight into what goes into the running and the management of a racecourse.

A career within racing has always been my ambition and I feel very fortunate to be a Welfare Officer for Racing Welfare, working alongside and supporting racings people. I have so much admiration for everyone that works within the industry and ultimately I am a people person with a huge passion for our sport. I look forward to helping and supporting racing and breeding industry staff and being part of the positive impact that Racing Welfare has to offer.

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Our Staff

Central Team, Head Office
Elaine Maguire
Operations Administrator
Southern Region
Brendan Waterworth
Welfare Officer
HRH The Princess Royal
PRESIDENT
William Barlow
Chairman
Anna Lisa Balding
Committee Member
Charlie Boss
Committee Member
Olivia Broderick
Committee Member
Colonel Toby Browne
Trustee
Lady Celina Carter
Trustee
Jonathan Eddis
Trustee
Richard Farquhar
Trustee
Craig Glasper
Housing Committee (Non Exec.)
Morag Gray
Trustee
Simon Hope
Trustee
Nick Luck
Committee Member
Nick McLeod-Clarke
Committee Member
Patrick Russell
Trustee
Simon Stockley
Committee Member (Racing Homes)
Rod Street
Trustee
Paul Swain
Welfare Committee (Beneficiary rep)
Venetia Wrigley DL
Trustee
Central Team, Head Office
Joanne Cullen
Property & Contracts Manager
Central Team, Southern Region
Jayne Howick
Regional Community Executive - South
Central Team, Head Office
Imogen Lawrence
Digital Marketing Assistant
Northern Region
Beck Edmunds
Sam Twiston-Davies
National Hunt Jockey
Becky Smith
Amateur Jockey
Neil Phillips aka The Wine Tipster
Professional wine, bubbles and horseracing expert
Paul Nicholls
Eleven-times champion National Hunt trainer
Lee Mottershead
Journalist at the Racing Post
Ryan Moore
Three-time Champion Flat Jockey
Hayley Moore
Television Presenter
Ellie Mackenzie
Apprentice Jockey
Jack Lander
Fundraiser and pony racing Jockey
Ed Henderson
Point to Point Jockey
Mike Cattermole
Horseracing TV Presenter and Commentator
Darren Bird
Racing Cartoonist and Fine Artist
Western Region
Lucinda Gould
Welfare Officer
Western Region
Nicky McNabb
Welfare Officer (Wales)
Western Region
Jessica Kelsall
Welfare Officer
Southern Region
Chloe Martin
Media and Communications Officer
Southern Region
Katy Ferguson
Welfare Officer (South East)
Southern Region
Louise Gardiner
Welfare Officer
Southern Region
Hannah Ryan
Welfare Officer
Southern Region
Kerry Blundell
Welfare Officer
Southern Region
Brian Watson
Regional Welfare Manager - West/South
Northern Region
Adam Ferguson
Regional Community Executive
Northern Region
Natalie Forrester
Welfare Officer
Northern Region
Helen Wilson
Welfare Officer
Northern Region
Sarah Monkman
Welfare Officer
Northern Region
Gail Burton-Pye
Welfare Officer
East & Midlands Region
Gail Jefferson
Welfare Officer
Northern Region
Harriet McHugh
Welfare Officer
Northern Region
Lucy Miller
Regional Welfare Manager
East & Midlands Region
Karen Davies
Welfare Officer
East & Midlands Region
Liz Carroll
Welfare Officer
East & Midlands Region
Rachel Costello
Welfare Officer
East & Midlands Region
Aimee Hockley-Righton
Regional Welfare Manager
Central Team
Simon Bailey
Chaplain
Central Team, Head Office
Rebecca McAllister
Account Assistant (Racing Homes)
Central Team, Head Office
Sarah Ashley
Housing Support Worker
Central Team, Head Office
Linda Mackay
Accounts Assistant
Central Team, Head Office
Jo Tennyson
Housing Officer
Central Team, Head Office
Emma Richardson
Welfare Executive & Database Administrator
Central Team
Karen Ladym
Project Lead – Mental Health Services
Central Team
Stella Cornell
Project Lead - Racing’s Support Line & Occupational Health Service
Central Team
Sarah Fanning
Project Lead - Careers Advice & Training Service
Central Team
Christina Sell
Project Lead - Industry Mental Health & Wellbeing
Central Team, Head Office
Deborah Jones
Accounts Assistant
Central Team, Head Office
Parris Wingfield-Lane
Digital Marketing Manager
Central Team
Lucinda Campbell-Dutton
Trust Fundraising Executive
Central Team
Maisie Turner
Fundraising Executive (maternity leave)
Central Team
Ryan Judson
Fundraising Manager
Central Team
Jo White
Corporate Fundraising and Events Manager – Southern Region
Central Team, Head Office
Jennifer Gates
Volunteer Coordinator
Central Team, Head Office
Jenny Papworth
Housing and Office Administrator
Central Team, Head Office
Lissie Hope
Executive Assistant
Central Team, Head Office
Clare Ascroft
Operations Manager
Senior Management
Kay Boyden
Head of Programmes
Senior Management
Becky Ireland
Deputy Head of Welfare
Senior Management
Nicola Strong
Head of Communications and Marketing
Senior Management
James Schofield
Head of Fundraising
Senior Management
Wendy Botterill
Head of Housing
Senior Management
Matthew Cawkwell
Head of Finance
Senior Management
Simone Sear
Director of Welfare
Senior Management
Gemma Waterhouse
Chief Operating Officer
Senior Management
Dawn Goodfellow
Chief Executive