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Press Release 3rd May 2023

The Jockey Club today announces the appointment of a new Chief Commercial and International Officer and a first Group Operations Director.

Anna Chanduvi succeeds Charlie Boss as Chief Commercial and International Officer and will take up her position, which is based in London, on July 17th.

Making the “30 Under 30” list for Forbes in 2021 and the “30 Under 30 Next Generation Leaders in Sport” by the Sports Industry Group in 2019, the graduate of Loughborough University previously worked as Lead in Sports and Entertainment Media Partnerships for Meta, the multinational technology conglomerate which owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.

During her time at Meta, Anna led media partnerships for Meta across Northern Europe. She helped sports and entertainment publishers leverage Facebook and Instagram to drive commercial objectives for their FTA, PayTV, digital-born or linear broadcasting businesses. Prior to her role at Facebook, Anna was managing global content strategy and rights acquisition for beIN Sports.

Away from the office, she is passionate about driving gender equality, having founded a social-first production company championing women in sports and an NGO promoting equity and equality in the industry. She also sits on the board of Rugby League Commercial as a Non-Executive Director.

Anna Chanduvi said: "I am thrilled to be joining The Jockey Club as Chief Commercial and International Officer. It is an honour to work alongside such a talented and passionate group of individuals who are dedicated to advancing the sport of horseracing.

“Together, we will continue to build meaningful relationships with our stakeholders and diversify revenue streams while expanding The Jockey Club's presence on a global scale."

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Anna Chanduvi, who joins The Jockey Club on July 17th

Nevin Truesdale, Chief Executive of The Jockey Club, commented: “Anna has made a tremendous impression in her time working for Meta and proven herself to be a dynamic young leader in the global sports industry.

“We look forward to her driving the business forward as Chief Commercial and International Officer and building on the work of Charlie Boss.”

Hannah Simpkins has been appointed to the new role of Group Operations Director and will also start her new role, which is based in the North West, on July 17th.

She previously worked for Liverpool FC, starting out as an accountant 10 years ago before rising through the ranks to become Vice President of Club Operations, which involves driving both the strategy team and the Operations department.

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Hannah Simpkins, The Jockey Club’s new Group Operations Director

Hannah Simpkins said: “I am delighted to be joining The Jockey Club as Group Operations Director. It's an exciting time to be joining this prestigious organisation, and I am looking forward to working alongside the talented and passionate teams across the sites to continue to drive and deliver operational excellence.”

Nevin Truesdale added: “The creation of the Group Operations Director role will reinforce the feedback we received from our ‘Your Say’ engagement survey last year, which highlighted the need for improved collaboration across the business. 

“Hannah will provide strategic and operational leadership across the organisation, overseeing day-to-day processes, systems, and workflows to ensure we deliver excellent customer experiences, best practice operational delivery, health and safety compliance, and efficient use of resources and finances.  

“Hannah's experience at Liverpool FC makes her an ideal candidate for this exciting new position. We are thrilled to welcome her to the team and look forward to the positive impact she will have on our organisation.” 


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