Ken Truter has been appointed chairman of the National Horseracing Authority. Truter replaces outgoing chairman Andrew O’Connor.
A prominent Cape Town businessman, Truter is currently retired and is mainly involved in property investment.
He is a UCT graduate and has been a successful horse owner and entrepreneur for many years and held numerous directorships within the business and horseracing landscapes.
He is a passionate racehorse lover and has been keenly involved in various industry initiatives. Truter has been a racehorse owner and breeder since 1979 and in 2000 was named as the Western Cape Owner of the year. He is currently Chairman of the Western Cape Equine Trust.
Besides enjoying ownership in a number of great horses, his highlight as a breeder, was as a shareholder of the High Season Stud that bred Champion Jay Peg.
The NHA and its Board thanked O’Connor, for successfully leading the organisation through some turbulent times over the last two years.
By Andrew Harrison