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Jockey Club appoints new financial chief

16 May 2013

THE Jockey Club has filled one of its most senior roles with the appointment of Nevin Truesdale as group finance director.

Truesdale, 39, who will move to the Jockey Club in August, replaces Andrew Crean, who left to join the Football Association as its chief financial officer at the end of last month.

He joins from Centrica, where he is finance director of the residential energy division of British Gas.

Truesdale's responsibilities will include the group's financial planning at a time when it is aiming to spend £45 million on improving the facilities at Cheltenham, its largest ever racecourse investment. He will also join the board of Jockey Club Racecourses as a director.

Jockey Club group chief executive Simon Bazalgette said: "Nevin brings just the right blend of experience and enthusiasm to this role. "I'm confident he'll become an excellent member of our senior team, contributing to business strategy and ensuring our financial operations and performance goes from strength to strength in the coming years."

Truesdale, originally from Hillsborough, Northern Ireland and an economics graduate from Cambridge University, is a racing fan. He said: "I'm delighted to be joining the Jockey Club at a very exciting time. I'm sorry to be leaving my role at British Gas, but the opportunity to be part of a very strong team, in a sector I've a huge interest in, was an easy one to accept."


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