As a director of the RA, I hope to bring to bear my extensive executive management, skills and business experience to help foster accountability, governance, transformation and sound business practices within the RA for the benefit of all its stakeholders and the racing industry as a whole. In working with the CEO alongside with my fellow directors and other players in the industry, I expect to contribute to the sustainability of horse racing in the country, while at the same time helping improve the experience for all RA members and other key participants.
Uncle Natie Kotzen was a jockey/trainer, Late cousin Grant Kotzen was a jockey ,cousins Glen and Nathan Kotzen and wife Sharon Kotzen are trainers.
Have been in the corporate world my entire career, Academic achievement NQF Level 7, now retired as senior manager from the DCD group.
Currently assisting SKR as racing manager, and a trustee at our complex.
1) 2008: My 1st Winner as a Owner: Shipwreck: Trained by by cousin Glen Kotzen
2) 2015: Have a runner in the S A Derby: Save The Rhino: Trained by Mr Ormond Ferraris. The winner that year the Amazing Legal Eagle.
3) 2018: Wining My first listed Race. Just Chaos: the Racing Association Stakes. Trained by my Wife Sharon Kotzen (SKR)
Proposed plan as Board Member: see younger people being brought into the racing game and to ensure more transparency and confidence in the racing industry. Looking after the needs and the interest of All the Owners involved in East Cape Racing.
Admitted Attorney of the High Court of RSA, practising in commercial law as Mogul Consulting since 2007. This practice deals primarily with mergers & acquisitions and provides legal advice to bouquet of SMEs and large companies in South Africa and internationally. We have a full company secretarial service in South Africa and work with various well-known CEOs and directors of companies in the technology, manufacturing, sports, property, mining and others.
Shareholder and Director of Mogul Equine (Pty) Ltd, which supplies equine equipment including compression hoods and related items for the benefit of horses.
Shareholder and Director of USA Delaware tech company which focuses on payment processing
Racehorse owner holding shares in various horses. In total our family owns 14 horses.
Passion – my family and my equine family.
Goals in relation to RA – to bring balance
Philip is a Registered Auditor (SA), holds a Master Of Commerce degree in Taxation and is a partner at an accounting and financial services firm in Cape Town.
As a third generation owner, Philip was born into an equine loving family. He has participated in various facets of the sport for the past 27 years. Philip has been a licensed colour holder since 2004 and currently has shares in many horses in training, with a variety of trainers.
Philip was elected onto the board of the Western Cape chapter of the Racing Association in 2020 and chaired the Western Cape RA awards panel for the 2019/2020 awards.
As a true racing enthusiast and lover of the sport Philip believes that his passion coupled with his financial expertise, will assist in racing overcoming the tough economic climate it currently faces.
joined FTSE 100 listed CPG company Kimberly-Clark, holding numerous senior
management and executive positions in South Africa and the United Kingdom, with
responsibilities across the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa (MEA) region,
culminating in the Managing Director role for sub-Saharan Africa from 2008-2013.He
contested the 2014 South African national general election with a newly formed
political party, Agang-SA, winning two seats in the National Assembly.
Garth subsequently joined the Ethos Private Equity Group in 2014, completing the
acquisition of a number of CPG companies and successfully leading to the
establishment, integration and operation of the Twinsaver Group. He has recently
completed a 3-year contract as Group Chief Executive Officer.
He is a former Board member of the South African American Chamber of
Commerce (AmCham), Vice-chair of the South African Paper Manufacturers
Association (PAMSA) and current Board member of the South African Institute
of Race Relations (SAIRR).
Garth has been a member of the Racing Association for over a decade and has
horses in training with the Sean Tarry yard.
She registered her individual colours in June 2020 and has been involved in various partnerships. She has an inherent passion for the industry, strives to serve not only members but all participants in horseracing and is determined to make a meaningful difference.
I have always had a passion for horseracing from an early age and was fortunate enough to purchase my first horse in 2015. I currently have horses in CPT with Harold/Michelle Crawford, Peter Wrench, Adam Marcus and Glenn Kotzen; in Gauteng with Ashley Fortune; and in KwaZulu Natal with MJ Odendaal and Nathan Kotzen.