Nigel Payne has been involved in the management, marketing and promotion of the horseracing industry for well over 30 years. Nigel has served on the boards of the International Racing Bureau and Satellite Information Services. He is currently Chief Executive of the Horseracing Sponsors Association and Chairman of the Professional Jockeys Association.
Nigel was also part owner of Earth Summit, the only steeplechaser to have won the Welsh, Scottish Nationals and the Grand National.
In 2001, he was appointed to the board of the Sir Peter O'Sullevan Charitable Trust, which has distributed in excess of £3million for animal welfare causes, including the Brooke.
Nigel has become closely associated with the Brooke's work, visiting projects in Kenya and Egypt, and was instrumental in attracting the support of the British horseracing industry, culminating in the Brooke's successful Courses for Horses fundraising campaign.