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Simone Sear

Director of Welfare

Simone Sear : Director of Welfare

As Head of Welfare my role involves managing the national welfare team as well as assisting the Chief Executive to develop a fit for purpose strategy for the welfare department. On a day to day basis this means I oversee and have responsibility for the delivery of frontline and digital support services and to ensure that Racing Welfare continually strives to meet the needs of the industry’s workforce.

Time spent in my early career as a Thoroughbred stud hand has meant that the wellbeing of racing and stud staff and their families is always close to my heart. Having spent the last 25 years working in the very special and unique community that is Newmarket, my passion and understanding of racing and the people that make it happen has only ever increased.

Later roles working for Social Services, with elderly people and adults with learning disabilities gave me the skills, knowledge and experience to take up a position with Racing Welfare in 2008. Having a national role means I get the opportunity to travel to other training centres and so get an insight into the needs of the all the different racing communities. My role is busy, challenging and diverse with no two days ever being the same. Ultimately working at Racing Welfare enables me to be part of an industry I’m passionate about whilst helping to achieve the charity’s vision; that everyone working in the racing industry has the opportunity to thrive.