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The Jockey Club appoints new chief people officer

The commercial horse racing organisation has named former M&S HR head, Helene Sharrock as its chief people officer

Commercial horse racing organisation, The Jockey Club has announced the appointment of Helene Sharrock as chief people officer. 

Sharrock joins from Marks and Spencer (M&S) where she was head of HR and responsible for “people strategies designed to achieve long-term sustainable business growth through change”.

In her new role, she will be responsible for leading the people and talent agenda for The Jockey Club, and is set to begin her position on 17 May. 

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Prior to joining M&S, Helene was head of HR within BT’s consumer division, which included brand, content, strategy and BT Sport. 

Previously she worked for BT’s technology, service and operations division and at both ESPN and ITN.

Sharrock said: “I am proud to be joining The Jockey Club at such an exciting time for the business. 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, added: “I’m thrilled to welcome Helene to our team. 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.”

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