Jockey Club rewards Fisher with promotion
Paul Fisher is to become chief executive of Jockey Club Racecourses, the group responsible for the Cheltenham Festival, Grand National and the first four Classics of the British Flat season.
Fisher, who first joined the Jockey Club 17 years ago as finance director of its three London courses Epsom, Kempton and Sandown, has been promoted from managing director on the back of what was described as "his sustained success".
Jockey Club group chief executive Simon Bazalgette said: "Under Paul's leadership we have seen Jockey Club Racecourses' turnover increase by more than 90 per cent since the Jockey Club's first full year operating solely as a commercial group, leading to increased prize money contributions to new record levels each year.
"His promotion is a reflection of achievements such as these and the responsibilities he delivers for us today."
In his new capacity, Fisher has also become the Jockey Club’s appointment to the board of British Champions Series Ltd.
He said: "As well as investing large sums in our facilities and prize money to achieve the growth we have in recent years, we have also put a lot of emphasis on building a really positive, supportive and high-performing culture.
"Our people are our greatest asset and we’ll continue to invest in them in the years ahead."