Horse racing: Funding changes welcomed by chief executive

A major change affecting how horse racing is funded in the United Kingdom will “help grow the sport”, according to the British Horseracing Authority. A new levy system will see offshore betting companies contribute 10% of their profits to British racing if they make more than £500,000. Offshore companies were exempt under the previous system,…

FA executive Harrington named new British Cycling chief

Senior football executive Julie Harrington has been appointed as the new chief executive of British Cycling. Harrington leaves her role as group operations director at the Football Association to take over from Ian Drake, who stepped down last month. British Cycling has been subject to a UK Sport independent investigation into culture and practices at…

Rob Andrew: Sussex name ex-England rugby player as chief executive

Sussex have appointed former Rugby Football Union director and England fly-half Rob Andrew as chief executive. The 53-year-old, who resigned as the RFU’s director of professional rugby in April, succeeds Zac Toumazi. He will begin his new role at Hove in January 2017. “He has exceptional experience, both playing and administering sport, which will be…

Ian Drake: British Cycling chief executive to leave his position in April

British Cycling chief executive Ian Drake will step down in April. The organisation is already searching for a replacement for performance director Shane Sutton, who left amid allegations of sexism, which he denies. Drake, CEO since 2009, has been in charge during a hugely successful era. His exit, revealed by BBC sports editor Dan Roan,…