Nevin is responsible for executive management of The Jockey Club, its commercial performance and, ultimately, how successful the group is at fulfilling its mission to provide long-term benefit to British Racing. All other members of the Executive Team report to Nevin and, in turn, he reports to The Jockey Club’s Board of Stewards.
He joined in 2013 as Group Finance Director from Centrica plc where he was Finance Director for British Gas’s £9 billion Residential Energy division and Commercial & IT. He was subsequently promoted to Chief Financial Officer at The Jockey Club prior to becoming Chief Executive in August 2020. Previously he held roles at The AA and EY (Ernst & Young) and is a graduate of the University of Cambridge. He has been a qualified Chartered Accountant since 1998 and is a Full Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.
Nevin represents The Jockey Club on the boards of the Racecourse Association, Racecourse Media Group and The National Stud. He is a racehorse owner and keen fan of the sport.
Richard leads The Jockey Club’s Racing Department, responsible for fixture planning, race programme development and maximising commercial returns to reinvest into British Racing. He was promoted to the role of Group Racing Director in 2010 having previously been Group Racing Manager. He joined The Jockey Club in 2003 having completed the British Horseracing Authority Graduate Development Programme.
Richard represents The Jockey Club on the BHA Fixture and Funding group, HBLB Betting Liaison Group and sits on the BHA Jump Pattern Committee. He also plays a key role on The Jockey Club’s Welfare Strategy Group.
Racecourse Managing Director.
Based at the Home of Racing, Newmarket Racecourses, Amy is responsible for the operation of all small courses (Carlisle, Exeter, Huntingdon, Market Rasen, Nottingham, Warwick and Wincanton), plus some of our larger courses; Epsom Downs, Kempton Park, Newmarket July Course, Newmarket Rowley Mile, and Sandown Park. Previously she was Regional Director for The Jockey Club’s former ‘East’ Region and prior to that Managing Director at Newmarket, Kempton Park and Huntingdon racecourses. Before joining The Jockey Club in 2005 she worked at Newcastle and Sedgefield Racecourses and The Racecourse Association, having completed the British Horseracing Authority Graduate Development Programme. Amy is a Town Councillor for Newmarket and represents The Jockey Club on a number of initiatives, including Discover Newmarket and as a board director of Jockey Club Live.
RACECOURSE MANAGING DIRECTOR.
Based at the Home of Jump Racing, Cheltenham Racecourse, Ian is responsible for the operation of two of the most iconic British racecourses: Aintree and Cheltenham. Previously he was Regional Director for The Jockey Club’s former ‘South West’ Region.
Prior to rejoining The Jockey Club in 2012 he was Managing Director at Arena Leisure, which ran seven UK racecourses and subsequently merged with Northern Racing to create Arena Racing Company. He has also held management and clerking roles earlier in his career at Aintree, Cheltenham, Salisbury and Wincanton racecourses. Ian is a former director of RCA and BHA and sits on the Board of Jockey Club Catering.
Chief People Officer
Helene leads the HR team and the people and talent agenda at The Jockey Club. She joined in 2021 from M&S where she was Head of HR, responsible for people strategies designed to achieve long-term sustainable business growth through change at the major retailer. Previously Helene was Head of HR within BT’s Consumer division, which included Brand, Content, Strategy and BT Sport. She has also worked for BT’s Technology, Service and Operations division, and at both ESPN and ITN.
Chief Financial Officer
Stuart is responsible for all aspects of financial strategy, management reporting, risk management and control, IT and Property at The Jockey Club. He leads the Finance team, which incorporates accounting & reporting, tax, payroll, the shared finance centre and Jockey Club Services. He joined in 2015 as Group Financial Controller.
Previously he was Group Financial Controller at BPP Professional Education having also worked at Alfred McAlpine plc and EY (Ernst & Young). Stuart represents The Jockey Club on the Boards of Jockey Club Live, Jockey Club Catering and the Employee Pension Scheme.
Chief customer and Commercial officer
Anna Chanduvi, a graduate of Loughborough University, leads our Customer and Commercial teams, which includes marketing, brand, sales, business development, digital and partnerships teams, and joined The Jockey Club in May 2023.
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, Anna 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.
CHIEF CORPORATE AFFAIRS and strategy OFFICER
Stuart Williamson leads the Strategy and Corporate Affairs teams, ensuring the business strategy delivers for the organisation commercially and reputationally, whilst continuing to build the reputation The Jockey Club needs to succeed.
Stuart joined in 2022 from Nationwide Building Society where he was Director of Communications, responsible for internal and external communication and reputation management, and providing strategic communication advice to the CEO, Executive, Chair and Board. Stuart has also worked as a consultant, representing the likes of British Gas, Mars, Heinz, Lloyds TSB (as was), British Airways and John West. His first role was with a consultancy in Cheltenham where he supported The Jockey Club’s Cheltenham Racecourse.
Managing Director, Group Property
Based in our London head office, Stuart is responsible for all real estate asset and development management across the Jockey Club’s multi-billion pound portfolio including 15 racecourses, The Jockey Club Estates, Racing Welfare and The National Stud. Stuart oversees The Jockey Club’s real estate strategy to maximise value from non-core racing assets through a range of real estate uses, the proceeds from which are reinvested back for the long term good of British horseracing.
Stuart joined in 2023 from FTSE listed NewRiver REIT plc where he was a member of the Executive Committee and Head of Third Party Asset Management and Southern Shopping Centre Portfolio. Stuart spent 12 years at NewRiver REIT plc having joined in 2010 after their IPO helping grow the business into one of the UK’s leading real estate investment trusts specialising in buying, managing and developing resilient retail in the UK. Prior to this Stuart was in the Capital Markets team of BNP Paribas Real Estate focussing on retail and leisure investment.
A member of the RICS and Revo Asset Management Advisory Panel as well as a past member of the British Property Federation Insolvency Committee and a number of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) across the UK, Stuart is experienced is working with a number of stakeholders, businesses and communities.