Grant appointed chair of Racecourse Media Group

Conor Grant has been appointed incoming chairman of Racecourse Media Group (RMG), the umbrella organisation for 35 British racecourse shareholders and parent company of Racing TV.

Grant will initially join as a non-executive director on 1 April and then succeed Roger Lewis as chairman on 1 October.

Grant has 24 years of experience in the UK and Irish gambling sector, including 14 years in senior executive roles. He was most recently CEO of Flutter UK & Ireland, which includes brands Sky Bet, Paddy Power, tombola and Betfair and, prior to that, was chief operating officer of Sky Betting & Gaming.

Grant said: “I am delighted to be joining Racecourse Media Group at such an exciting time for the business and the broader racing industry.

“RMG has delivered outstanding results for its shareholders in recent years and I would like to pay tribute to Roger who has done a fantastic job, along with CEO Martin Stevenson, in growing and developing the business. I look forward to working with the RMG team and continuing to deliver for all of our racecourses”

Nevin Truesdale, CEO of The Jockey Club and non-executive director on the RMG Board, said: “I am delighted to welcome Conor to the RMG Board and to be working with him as we further develop the business for the benefit of its shareholder racecourses. Conor brings significant and in-depth expertise to the industry, acquired over a long period of time, and this will help shape our strategies and address the challenges we are facing.”

Adam Waterworth, MD of Events at the Goodwood Estate and Non-Executive Director on the RMG Board, said: “Conor brings a wealth of experience to the role, particularly through his senior roles at Sky Betting & Gaming, and then Flutter. He is perfectly positioned to take RMG forward and help build and strengthen our relationships across the industry.”

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