The Starting Price Regulatory Commission




The Board of the Commission consists of up to four independent Non-Executive Directors. Lord Donoghue, a former minister at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, chairs it. Currently his fellow directors are Sir David Metcalf, Emeritus Professor at the LSE and a racecourse steward, Lord Lipsey, a former director of the Tote and Richard Hayler, Managing Director at Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS).

Jim Donnelley of the Press Association acts as a company secretary. The Board meets at regular intervals throughout the year (five times in 2012), with executives of the operators’ organisations SIS and AMRAC in attendance plus a representative of AGT. In addition there were a number of ad hoc meetings.

Olswang LLP continues to be the Commission’s legal advisors.

Company Status

The Commission is a non profit organisation operating on a cost recovery basis.