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Group Executives

Simon Bazalgette

Group Chief Executive 

Simon Bazalgette has been our Group Chief Executive since September 2008. He is also Chairman of Jockey Club Racecourses.

 

Prior to joining The Jockey Club, Simon was Executive Chairman of Racecourse Media Group from its inception in 2004. RMG is the media rights management company and Racing UK TV channel owned by a number of British racecourses. He was a Founder Director in 1993 and later Chief Executive of Music Choice Europe plc, Europe’s first and largest digital music, which serviced 14 million subscribers across the continent, and floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2000. Previously he ran KPMG’s Media Consulting Division.

 

Simon is a non-executive director of the Racecourse Association, Racecourse Media Group, Great British Racing and the Event Rider Masters, a member of the NSPCC Sports Board and a Trustee of the Ragged School Museum. He was senior independent non-executive director of the successfully staged London 2017 IAAF World Championships.

Paul Fisher

Chief Executive, Jockey Club Racecourses

Paul Fisher is responsible for the performance of the leading racecourse group in the UK, while contributing to the executive management and business strategy of The Jockey Club group. All Regional Directors across The Jockey Club’s racecourse portfolio and the Group’s Human Resources department report to Paul.

 

Paul joined Jockey Club Racecourses in 2000 as Finance Director of its three London racecourses. He was promoted to Managing Director of Kempton Park in 2005. In 2008, he was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Jockey Club Racecourses.

 

Under Paul’s leadership, JCR has enjoyed sustained growth and success, which has allowed it to make record contributions into British Racing’s prize money and major investments into the sport’s infrastructure.

 

He has also overseen a raft of successful new initiatives and innovations. This includes the issue of the first mini bond in British sport to help to finance The Princess Royal Stand at Cheltenham Racecourse; the development and integration of Rewards4Racing as the first online loyalty scheme in British Racing, which has in excess of one million members; and the development of new ventures, including Jockey Club Live, which quickly became one of the UK’s largest music promoters, and Jockey Club Services, which provides business services to UK sports organisations and won the Sports Innovation Award at the Sports Business Awards. He is also a key member of the Jockey Club Catering partnership with the Compass Group, which has been a key factor in JCR’s efforts to offer a world-class raceday experience nationwide.

 

In 2010, Paul went 'back to the floor' as the Undercover Boss for an episode of Channel 4's hit television documentary series.

Nevin Truesdale

Group Finance Director 

Nevin Truesdale is responsible for all aspects of the Group’s financial planning, reporting and control – a role he has held since August 2013.

 

As Group Finance Director, Nevin works with its banking and other external partners and contributes to all aspects of strategic and commercial decision-making. Direct reports include The Jockey Club’s Financial Controller, Regional Finance Directors, Shared Finance Centre, Group Purchasing, Payroll and Business Services functions. Nevin is also a director of Jockey Club Racecourses and sits on the board of The National Stud.

 

Previously he was Finance Director, British Gas Residential Energy, plus Commercial & IT at Centrica PLC having started his professional life with Ernst & Young and spent 5 years with The Automobile Association Ltd. He has been a qualified Chartered Accountant since 1998 and is a Full Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.

Scott Bowers

Group Director of Corporate Affairs and Communications

Scott Bowers is responsible for corporate affairs and communications across The Jockey Club group.

 

Over the last 15 years he has devised and led award-winning multinational and domestic communications campaigns across sectors including sport, leisure, automotive, financial services, technology, aerospace, drinks, cosmetics, retail, confectionary and music; advising CEOs, Boards and high-profile individuals in the process.

 

This has included working on two Olympic bids – for Sochi and Tokyo, at two Olympic Games – Beijing and Vancouver, four UEFA Champions Leagues and the Rugby World Cup, as well as for global brands including Mastercard, L’Oréal, Coca-Cola, General Motors, De Beers Group, Royal Philips Electronics and Eli Lilly. He led the communications campaign that raised nearly £25 million from the first mini bond in British sport to help to finance The Princess Royal Stand at Cheltenham Racecourse.

 

Scott sits on a number of British racing’s project boards and steering groups. He judges the PR Week Awards, Sport Industry Awards and Leaders Sport Awards. He was inducted into the Leaders Under 40 Class of 2016 and today features in the PR Week Power Book of the UK’s most influential communications professionals.

Tim Lane

Stud Director, The National Stud

Tim Lane joined The National Stud in April 2017. Tim previously managed Oakgrove Stud in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, for leading owner-breeder John Deer and his family.

Nick Patton

Managing Director, Jockey Club Estates

After more than six successful years at The Jockey Club, Nick was promoted to this role in 2017.

Dawn Goodfellow

Chief Executive, Racing Welfare

Dawn Goodfellow has been Chief Executive of The Jockey Club’s charity, Racing Welfare since May 2015. The charity works to provide help to anyone who is in need who works in racing or thoroughbred breeding, irrespective of occupation.

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