Our Executive

The Jockey Club employs more than 500 permanent staff and more than 3,000 people on an event basis throughout the UK across a diverse range of roles.

Operating under a modern commercial Structure, The Jockey Club is run by a dynamic executive reporting to its Board.

Simon Bazalgette – Group Chief Executive Officer

Simon Bazalgette is responsible for the strategic direction and running of The Jockey Club as the leading commercial group in British horseracing – a role he has held since September 2008.

As Group Chief Executive, Simon is responsible for overseeing the maximum commercial return from the group’s assets, for reinvestment back into the sport. He leads The Jockey Club’s involvement in all major industry matters, from the funding to the marketing of British racing, while developing relationships with key figures inside and outside the sport.

Simon is also Chairman of Jockey Club Racecourses. Previously, he was the founding Executive Chairman of media operator Racecourse Media Group and formerly Chief Executive of the Sony, Time Warner and BSkyB digital broadcasting venture, Music Choice Europe. He started his professional life at KPMG.

In 2011, Simon featured as racing’s highest ranking executive in The Times Sport Power 100.

Other appointments currently include:
Non-executive Chairman and Trustee, The Grubb Institute
Non-executive Board Director, Racing for Change
Non-executive Board Director, British Champions Series Limited
Non-executive Board Director, Racing Enterprises Limited
Non-executive Board Director, Racecourse Association
Non-executive Board Director, Racecourse Media Group
Non-executive Board Director, GBI Racing