Rod Street Appointed Chief Executive of Champions Series

July 14, 2011

Rod Street has been appointed chief executive of the horse-racing’s Qipco British Champions Series.

Street played a key role in the formation of the series, designed to throw the spotlight on Britain’s best races, as chief executive of Racing for Change.

He will remain as chief executive of Racing Enterprises Limited that incorporates the Racing for Change project.

Prior that he was managing director of Northern Racing for five years.

He said: “The promotion of Britain’s finest horse racing is one of Racing for Change’s main pillars, so I’m excited to be even more closely involved with the Qipco British Champions Series and very much believe we can build on its initial success.”

Street succeeds Karl Oliver, who orchestrated the creation, planning and commercial delivery of the series.

Oliver said: “It is with sadness that I leave British Champions Series Ltd, however I have achieved everything I set out to do.

“The series is in good shape commercially, with broadcast and sponsorship agreements in place and a strong shareholder board and management team to take the business forward.

“I wish Rod all the very best in his new role and look forward to seeing the series go from strength-to-strength. I now intend to take a well-earned break before announcing my next challenge later in the year.”