Sharrock joins from retail chain Marks and Spencer, where she had been head of human resources since 2018. Sharrock had also served as head of HR within BT’s consumer division and previously held roles at ESPN and ITN.
“I am proud to be joining The Jockey Club at such an exciting time for the business,” Sharrock said. “The deep heritage of the organisation, the passion of the people within it, and the vision of Nevin and the leadership team present an incredible opportunity.”
Nevin Truesdale, chief executive of The Jockey Club, said Sharrock would play a key role in recruiting and training new talent.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Helene to our team,” Truesdale said. “She will play a lead role in driving our people agenda over the next few years as we continue to innovate, welcome and retain talent and support the wellbeing and development of colleagues throughout The Jockey Club.”
Sharrock’s appointment follows the Jockey Club’s announcement of three new senior commercial hires last month.
Charlie Boss joins the organisation as chief commercial officer in May, while Alexandra Goldschmidt becomes director of partnerships and Hannah Grosvenor national sales director.