Dickon White will be the new Regional Director for Jockey Club Racecourses’ (JCR) North West Region, which consists of Haydock Park, Aintree and Carlisle racecourses, it was announced today.
After taking up the role from 1st September, Dickon will be responsible for the performance of all three of JCR’s North West racecourses, based at Haydock Park. The busy venues stage 65 racing fixtures between them, including Group 1 and Grade 1 races, along with hundreds of other events each year.
Dickon will continue to report to JCR’s Chief Executive, Paul Fisher and as a member of the JCR Board.
He has worked for JCR since 1998 and previously ran Haydock Park for six years as its Managing Director. When JCR introduced its Regional management structure in August 2012, Dickon was appointed Group Betting Director and joined the JCR Board.
Paul Fisher, Chief Executive of Jockey Club Racecourses, said:
“I wish Dickon every success leading our North West Region from next month. He has had a fantastic career within Jockey Club Racecourses over the last 20 years and proved the standout candidate for this role on the back of his ideas for the future, excellent track record at Haydock Park, Aintree and Newmarket, and the superb job he has done more recently as our Group Betting Director.”
Dickon White said:
“Having spent much of my Jockey Club career at both Aintree and Haydock Park, I am delighted to be given the opportunity to lead the talented teams at each of these racecourses in the role of North West Regional Director. I look forward to ensuring that we continue to deliver an exceptional experience for all of our much valued partners, including Horsemen, commercial sponsors and racecourse visitors.
“I have also had the privilege of leading Jockey Club Racecourses’ relationships with betting operators and bookmakers over the past few years, and I very much look forward to continuing those relationships within my new role.”
From 1st September 2018, John Baker will become Managing Director of Aintree Racecourse as announced previously, reporting to Dickon White in his new role.