Monday, 31 January 2011

Johnny Weatherby to succeed The Duke Of Devonshire as Her Majesty’s Representative at Ascot

Johnny Weatherby

The Duke of Devonshire will stand down as Her Majesty’s Representative and Senior Trustee at Ascot following this year’s Royal Meeting (which concludes on 18th June).
The Duke has been one of three Trustees at Ascot since 1982 and became Her Majesty’s Representative in 1997.

Her Majesty The Queen has appointed Johnny Weatherby as Her next Representative at Ascot, the fifth person to hold the position during her reign.

Johnny Weatherby, a Trustee at Ascot since 1997, has been Chairman of Ascot Authority Holdings Limited since 2008. He is also Chairman of the Weatherbys group of companies.

Ascot has three Trustees and Her Majesty has appointed Sir Francis Brooke Bt. to serve alongside Johnny Weatherby and Mark Davies (an Ascot Trustee since 2002), following Royal Ascot.

Sir Francis Brooke is a Director and Senior Fund Manager at Troy Asset Management Ltd. His family has been involved for many years in the breeding, owning and training of racehorses.
Further Information:
Charles Barnett, Chief Executive, 01344 878501
Nick Smith, Head of Communications, 01344 878524 / 07771 791449

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