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Jockey Club confirms trio of senior commercial appointments

| By Robert Fletcher
British racetrack operator the Jockey Club has announced a number of senior commercial appointments to support it new operational structure introduced on the back of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
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Charlie Boss will join the organisation as chief commercial officer, while Alexandra Goldschmidt will become director of partnerships and Hannah Grosvenor national sales director.

Boss will take on his new role in March, after he steps down from his current position as commercial director for sports in Europe and Africa for the Walt Disney Company, where he oversees commercial activities for ESPN.

Previously, Boss was head of marketing, commercial and strategy at ESPN for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and also spent time working for both the Rugby Football Union and the Football Association in England.

Goldschmidt joins the Jockey Club on fixed-term contract, covering the maternity leave of Carey Weeks. Most recently commercial director at English rugby union club Harlequins, Goldschmidt was also previously director of partnerships in the UK for the National Football League.

Grosvenor has been promoted from within, having worked for the Jockey Club since 2008, serving as sales executive, business development manager, regional sales manager and regional head of sales.

“The appointments are the latest examples of the kind of talent we are privileged to welcome and nurture within the Jockey Club, which will ensure we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic on as strong a footing as possible,” new Jockey Club chief executive Nevin Truesdale said.

“Charlie and Alex bring fantastic track records from Disney, The NFL, ESPN, the RFU, The FA and Harlequins between them, while Hannah’s achievements are a product of her own effort and the support around her within the Jockey Club, making her a great exemplar of what any Jockey Club employee can achieve.”

Truesdale, who began his new role at the start of the month, had served as acting chief executive since August 2020, after previous CEO Delia Bushell was forced to step down from the role.

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