Kenilworth Racing has announced the appointment of Robert Bloomberg and Mark Currie as co-chairmen of the company.
The KR Board thanked the outgoing chairman, Chris van Niekerk, for his wise and diplomatic leadership spanning well over five years at the helm.
Robert Bloomberg is one of the two founding directors of KR – with Vidrik Thurling – with over three decades of experience in the industry serving on numerous committees and boards across a myriad of spectrums.
Mark Currie previously acted as a director of the Racing Association at the time of the KR demerger and renegotiation of the Stakes agreement. He presently sits on The Thoroughbred Horseracing Trust (The Trust) that wholly owns KR, in which capacity he currently serves as chairman.
Following the resignations of Markus Jooste at the end of 2017, and in 2018 Vidrik Thurling, Hassen Adams and now Chris van Niekerk, coupled with the sad and untimely passing of Chris Gerber who had just come onto the KR Board, the Board has now taken on a whole new look with Robert Bloomberg and Mark Currie in fact being the only two remaining directors of the initial KR Board.
The Trust has the right to nominate 6 directors to the Board of KR and have designated Mark Currie, Bradley Ralph and Laurence Wernars with the right to nominate a further 3 directors in due course.
WPRRA has the right to nominate 3 directors and the present incumbents are Robert Bloomberg, Jonathan Snaith and Greg Bortz.
The Board of KR firmly believes that the unusual step of having co-chairmen is in the best interest of the Company and one which will promote unity between the North and the South which is vital to the flourishment and survival of both Western Cape racing and the horseracing industry in general.