Arena Racing Company (“ARC”) is delighted to announce Tim Banfield has been appointed Executive Director of Doncaster Racecourse.
Tim takes over from Kieran Gallagher who becomes ARC’s Catering and Events Director. Kieran will oversee the food and beverages served to customers across ARC racecourses, as well as supporting the development of major events across the Group.
Tim joins ARC from the ACC Liverpool Group where he was Commercial Director for the last five years having joined the company as General Manager to open the Echo Arena in 2008. Before that Tim has worked at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and the NEC Birmingham.
Tim said: “I am really pleased to join ARC and lead the team at Doncaster Racecourse. As a sports fan it is exciting to be working in horseracing which is a great sport and a fantastic day out. Doncaster Racecourse has a wonderful history and heritage and I am really looking forward to continuing to grow and develop the business in the years ahead.”
ARC Director of Operations Mark Spincer said: “We are delighted to welcome Tim to the team. With his years of experience I think he has the skills and qualities to lead the team at Doncaster, one of our flagship racecourses. It’s also great news that Kieran Gallagher will remain a central part of the operations team and utilise his skills in overseeing our catering offering to customers across our racecourses.”