aul Lee is a Senior Partner and Board Chairman at Addleshaw Goddard LLP, one of the UK’s leading law firms. He also serves on the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) board and is Chairman of the North West Business Leadership Team.
He will take up the post on 1 October 2009 for a four-year term. He succeeds Robert Hughes CBE, who has chaired the Levy Board since 1998.
Gerry Sutcliffe said: “I am very pleased Paul Lee will be taking on the role of Levy Board Chair. He has significant expertise in law and business that will prove invaluable during this important period for the Levy Board. The fact that he does not have any allegiances to bookmakers or racing should strengthen his ability to act as a mediator between both sides. I am confident he will provide the kind of leadership needed to proceed with modernising the Levy. “I would also like to place on record my thanks to Robert Hughes for his leadership over the last 11 years.”
Paul Lee said: "I am delighted to be joining the Levy Board, particularly at a challenging time for the industry. As a keen race-goer, I will relish the opportunity to make a contribution to the sport. I look forward to working with both racing and bookmakers and am hopeful that we can work together to ensure that the Levy system continues to benefit all those with an interest in racing."