Mr Harding's additional role is responsible for the HKJC's role in controlling and supervising horse racing in Hong Kong to ensure the Club maintains public confidence in Hong Kong racing and that the standard of regulation is world best in positioning the Club as an international leader in the sport.
The Racing Authority will also drive the improvement in international standards for intellectual property rights protection, drug control, movement of horses, black type races, quality control, harmonised rules of racing, and other matters. Mr. Harding will also be the Club’s dedicated resource in supporting the development of the racing regulatory framework for China.
Mr. Harding's Executive Director responsibilities include his role as the Club’s ambassador at the international level. Along with his position as the Secretary General of the Asian Racing Federation Mr Harding is the Special Counsellor to the President of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), Chairman of the IFHA Technical Advisory Committee, and Co-Secretary General of the International Horse Sports Confederation.
Mr Harding took up his role on September 1st, 2015.