The Hong Kong Jockey Club announced today (30 November) that Mr Anthony Ingham will join the Club on 7 December 2020 as Executive Director, Membership, Strategic Marketing and Branding (Designate) (“EDMSMB(D)”), and assume the role of EDMSMB from 1 January 2021.
As EDMSMB, Mr Ingham will lead the development of the Club’s Membership strategy with the aim of enhancing and creating unique membership experiences for the Club’s 30,000 members. He will also lead the development and implementation of the Club’s strategic marketing plans through active co-ordination with key stakeholders. He will be responsible for articulating the Club’s brand and further strengthening the communication of the Club’s unique integrated business model and its significant contribution to the community. As a member of the Board of Management, Mr Ingham will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer, Mr Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges.
Mr Ingham brings 20 years of in-depth experience in brand transformation, strategic marketing and customer experience development for globally renowned luxury and lifestyle hospitality brands. Prior to joining the Club he worked for Marriott International leading brand strategy, marketing and guest experience execution for some of its major hotel brands. He was appointed Global Head of the W Brand in 2015 being responsible for developing and executing a holistic brand transformation of W Hotels. In 2018 he took on additional global responsibility for The Luxury Collection Hotels and Resorts, a 115 strong portfolio of luxury hotels. Previously he spent ten years with InterContinental Hotels Group.
Mr Ingham holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Bath. He attended King George V School in Hong Kong and is looking forward to returning to the city after many years away.
The Club also announced today the retirement of Ms Scarlette Leung, Executive Director, Corporate Planning, Branding and Membership, who will leave on 1 January 2021 after two decades of significant contribution to the Club.
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Founded in 1884, The Hong Kong Jockey Club is a world-class racing club that acts continuously for the betterment of our society. The Club has a unique integrated business model, comprising racing and racecourse entertainment, a membership club, responsible sports wagering and lottery, and charities and community contribution. Through this model, the Club generates economic and social value for the community and supports the Government in combatting illegal gambling. In 2019/20, the Club contributed HK$19.9 billion in duty and profits tax and HK$0.8 billion to the Lotteries Fund. Approved charity donations were HK$4.5 billion. The Club is Hong Kong’s largest single taxpayer and one of the city’s major employers. Its Charities Trust is also one of the world’s top ten charity donors. The Club is always “riding high together for a better future” with the people of Hong Kong.