Martin Stevenson will replace Richard FitzGerald as the new CEO of Racecourse Media Group.
Stevenson, who is a qualified accountant (FCCA), joined the group as a FD in 2007. His previous experience includes MD of Newspaper Licensing Agency and FC of Trinity Mirror plc.
Stevenson said: “I am extremely excited and honoured to take up the position of RMG CEO. I look forward to working even more collaboratively with our 34 racecourse shareholders, whose media interests have been entrusted to RMG.
We will continue to innovate with our output, as evidenced by the recent launch of the Racing TV virtual studio, which follows the introduction of the broadcast and publication of in-race timing information.”
RMG was created by racecourses to generate content through a range of media rights management businesses.
Roger Lewis, chairman of RMG, said: “On behalf of the RMG Board, RMG’s racecourses and all the RMG staff, I am delighted to announce Martin as the new CEO of the Group. After an extensive and rigorous recruitment process, during which we interviewed a number of outstanding candidates, the RMG Board unanimously voted for this appointment. We are now slowly emerging out of the pandemic and Martin is undoubtedly the right person to lead RMG into its next phase of growth over the coming years.”