Rowett elected head of NHA

PUBLISHED: 16 January 2020

The National Horseracing Authority is proud to announce the appointment of Susan Rowett as its new Chairperson.  Rowett is the first lady Chairperson to be appointed in the 138 years history of The National Horseracing Authority of Southern Africa (previously known as The Jockey Club of Southern Africa).

Rowett holds a Master of Jurisprudence degree and a Master of Management degree and is a Director of a multinational packaging company.  Rowett is also a Life Member of The National Horseracing Authority and, as a thoroughbred racehorse breeder and owner, Rowett has been actively involved in the horseracing industry in South Africa for forty years.

Rowett has served as Chairperson on various Boards within the horseracing industry and previously served as a National Board Director from November 2012 until April 2016 when the constitution of the NHA was amended, at a Special General Meeting, in order to restructure the National Board.

The NHA and its National Board hereby wishes to thank the previous Chairman, Ken Truter, for successfully leading the organisation through some turbulent times over his three year tenure as Chairman.  Truter will continue to serve as a National Board Director.