Richard FitzGerald — Chief Executive
Richard was appointed Chief Executive of RMG in September 2008. Prior to this he was the CEO of Aston Villa FC. Richard worked for 18 years in various senior roles at IMG, the sports, entertainment and media conglomerate. They included Director and member of the senior management team of TWI, the world’s largest independent producer and distributor of sports TV programmes. He also sat on a number of joint venture boards including European Tour Productions, Manchester United interactive and SNTV. He is a Chartered Accountant by background having qualified with Deloitte Haskins & Sells.
Martin Stevenson – Finance Director
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 – Commercial Director
Nick Mills has worked in senior marketing roles for 15 years. Originally from a direct marketing background, Nick joined Coral bookmakers in January 1998 and worked there as marketing director until March 2005. Nick left Coral to work for Racing UK as commercial director in March 2005 and is responsible for the Sales and Marketing functions within RMG.
Ed Gretton – Racing Director
Ed was appointed Racing Director at RMG in September 2011. Previously, Ed was Clerk of the Course at Chester and Bangor-on-Dee since 2004 and before that worked at Market Rasen and Nottingham. A former graduate trainee at the BHB, he also worked as a pupil/assistant trainer for Ian Williams in the UK and Etienne Leenders in France, between study periods. He rode three winners from 60 rides as an amateur jump jockey in point to points. He holds an MBA from the University of Chester and a BA in French and Russian from Bristol University.
Clive Cottrell – Director of Marketing
Clive was appointed Director of Marketing for Racing UK in February 2011, having spent the preceding 9 months consulting for the Commercial side of the business. Clive joined from the Betting and Gaming sector having performed senior marketing roles since 2003 at both Gala Coral and Party Gaming. In the early part of his career he developed his marketing skills within the Financial Services and Mail Order sectors.
Adam Binns – Director of Broadcast
Adam joined RMG in January 2014. Prior to this he was Head of WTA Media at Perform, managing the media rights to WTA tennis events worldwide. He has worked in the television and film industry for more than 15 years in various senior roles at the Volvo Ocean Race, Off The Fence, ITV and Sky Sports. Adam has worked on a range of projects including Formula One, UEFA Champions League, Wimbledon and the Rugby World Cup. He has extensive experience in commercial broadcast negotiations and is responsible for RMG’s broadcast and production interests in Racing UK, Turf TV and Racing TVi.
Seb Vance – Director of Communications and International TV Distribution
Seb has worked in the racing world all his career. He started at the Racing Post in 2001 and fulfilled dual roles as reporter and assistant news editor for the next four years, before moving to Dubai in 2005, where he worked as PR Manager for the Dubai Racing Club. He moved back to the UK at the end of 2008 and joined RMG in June 2009.
Ian Houghton – Director of International
Ian Houghton has worked in the racing industry since the end of 1999. Having started his career in the retail sector, a keen interest in racing led to him joining the Tote. Having held a number of positions there, both from a racecourse perspective and latterly managing relationships with off-course betting companies that bet into the pools, Ian joined RMG in June 2010. The majority of Ian’s role is working within the GBI Racing joint venture, responsible for GBI business in Europe and the Far East. Ian has been a Territory Director for GBI, and a member of the GBI Management team, since 2016.