Martin Stevenson – CEO
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 a nd in 2020 was appointed Acting CEO.
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.
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 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 within the racecourse division and latterly managing the Tote’s off-course betting business, Ian joined RMG in June 2010. He is responsible for RMG’s international betting business, which involves working closely with SIS, to sell our combined horseracing media rights offering to betting operators globally.
Ben Dowding – Director of Betting
Ben joined RMG in 2013 after 4.5 years working for RMG’s largest shareholder The Jockey Club, where he was responsible for regional partnerships in the London region and the relationship lead with Derby sponsor Investec. Joining RMG as Head of Partnerships before becoming Head of B2B, Ben moved to the new role of Director of Betting in 2018. Ben is RMG’s commercial and operational lead with bookmakers and associated key suppliers, with his main focus on streaming and data.