Jockey Club Racecourses Reveal New Management Structure

August 7, 2012

Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR) have unveiled a new management structure appointing four new Regional Directors that will see its 14 racecourses run in four regional clusters.

Ian Renton, currently Managing Director for Arena Leisure, will be Regional Director for the South West incorporating Cheltenham, Exeter, Warwick and Wincanton.

Amy Starkey will look after the East (Huntingdon, Market Rasen, Newmarket and Nottingham racecourses), John Baker the North West (Aintree, Carlisle and Haydock Park racecourses) and Rupert Trevelyan London (Epsom Downs, Kempton Park and Sandown Park).

It is anticipated that Ian Renton will join Jockey Club Racecourses in October. The other Regional Directors will start their new roles in early September, allowing each to ready their regions to introduce the new regional structure early in 2013.

The Directors will report to JCR’s Group Managing Director Paul Fisher who said: “I’m delighted we’ve completed this process with four very strong Regional Directors ready to help take our business forwards, with the support of the talented teams of colleagues we have throughout our Group.”

Ian Renton added: “Having spent eleven successful years at Arena Leisure and assisted with its integration with Northern Racing, I am delighted to take on the role of South West Regional Director of Jockey Club Racecourses.

“This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the further development of Cheltenham Racecourse, and to contributing to the wider racecourse group.”

Amy Starkey said: “A quarter of all the UK’s racecourses are part of The Jockey Club, so it makes complete sense to introduce a new operating structure that encourages close working between courses in your region.

“I’m delighted to be appointed Regional Director for the East and believe all four fantastic courses in our region can benefit from increasing collaboration, with British racing enjoying the results long term.”