Directors

 

Roger Lewis — Non-Executive Chairman

Roger Lewis joined the Board of RMG in 2012 and was appointed Non-Executive Chairman on January 1, 2019. Over a 40 year career in sport, media and business he has held senior positions at the BBC, ITV, Classic FM, EMI and Decca. He was GCEO of the Welsh Rugby Union for nine years (2006-15), and was a Council Member of the Six Nations, a Director of the British and Irish Lions, European Rugby Cup and Celtic League. Roger is also President of National Museum Wales, Chairman of the Churchill Lines Foundation, a military charity, and a Board Member of Festival UK 2022.

Andy Anson — Independent Non-Executive Director

Andy Anson joined RMG as Independent Non-executive Director at RMG in 2017. Andy brings to the role a wealth of expertise and experience in the media and sports industries, having held senior roles at Manchester United, ATP World Tour and the England 2018 FIFA World Cup Bid. In 2019, he was appointed CEO of the British Olympics Association, joining from Goals Soccer Centres PLC, where he held the same role. Prior to that, Andy was Global President for Teneo Sports, the leading global CEO advisory business.

Jim Mullen — Independent Non-Executive Director

Jim is CEO of Reach PLC plc, the UK’s largest commercial news publisher, with titles including the Daily Mirror, the Daily Express and InYourArea. He is also one of the gaming industry’s most prominent figures. He was Group Chief Executive of the Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC, and had also held the position of Chief Executive of Ladbrokes. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of Ladbrokes Digital and Chief Operating Officer / International Business of William Hill. Before entering the gaming sector, Jim was Director of Product Management and Commercial and Digital Strategy Director at News International.]

Britt Boeskov — Independent Non-Executive Director

Britt brings to RMG nearly 15 years of hands-on executive and managerial experience at one of the leading European listed gaming companies, Kindred Group (formerly Unibet Group). Britt is Chief Experience Officer at Kindred, having previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer and Business Development Manager.

 Nevin Truesdale — Non-Executive Director

(representing The Jockey Club)

Nevin is a CEO for The Jockey Club, with strong commercial, strategic planning and debt financing background, adaptable across Plc, Private Equity and currently a sports venues business. He has been at the Jockey Club since August 2013 and previously 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.

Julian Thick — Non-Executive Director

(representing the large independent racecourses)

Julian Thick was appointed as CEO of Newbury Racecourse in December 2013. Julian has held a number of Senior roles in the racing industry having previously been Managing Director of Aintree Racecourse, Managing Director of Sandown Park Racecourse and Managing Director of Kempton Park Racecourse as well as being a board member of Jockey Club Racecourses.

James Sanderson — Non-Executive Director

(representing the small independent racecourses)

James is the General Manager & Clerk of the Course at Thirsk Racecourse, North Yorkshire. He is also a director at both Catterick Racecourse and Leicester Racecourse, and a former director and vice-chairman of the Racecourse Association (RCA). James has worked in a similar capacity at several other UK tracks over the years and spent two periods working as an expatriate racing consultant in the Middle East, firstly in Saudi Arabia (2002-04) and then in the Kingdom of Bahrain (2008-11). Prior to undertaking his racing career, James was a British Army officer and served in the Royal Artillery.

Jonathan Garratt — Non-Executive Director

(representing the small independent racecourses)

Jonathan Garratt became the Managing Director of Kelso Racecourse in September 2017, having previously run Cartmel Racecourse, Scottish Racing Marketing Ltd, Fontwell Park Racecourse and Worcester Racecourse. His early experience within the racing industry included varied roles at Folkestone, Lingfield, Brighton and Ascot racecourses – before joining Sportsguide, a specialist PR agency in Berkshire handling promotions for major race sponsors and media companies. He has ridden one winner over point-to-point obstacles and retains an unrealistic ambition to add to his tally.

Martin Stevenson – Chief Executive

Martin is a qualified accountant (FCCA). He was previously group financial controller of Trinity Mirror plc and before that had a number of senior roles within the group including finance director and deputy managing director of the Trinity Mirror Sports Division which included The Racing Post. He joined the Newspaper Licensing Agency, which is owned by the UK newspaper groups and responsible for licensing press cutting reproduction, in 2004 as finance director and was appointed managing director in 2005. In 2007 Martin returned to the horse racing world as the Finance Director of RMG.

Nick Mills – Chief Commercial officer

Originally from a direct marketing background, Nick joined Coral bookmakers in January 1998 and worked there as marketing director until March 2005. Nick joined Racing UK (now RMG) as Commercial Director in March 2005 and was appointed to the new role of RMG Chief Commercial Officer in 2020. Nick is responsible for all the commercial functions within the business, including streaming, international, sales and marketing.