Conor Grant the new chairman of Racecourse Media Group; previously in charge of Flutter.

 

Conor Grant, the new chairman of Racecourse Media Group, was previously in charge of Flutter.

The new chairman of Racecourse Media Group (RMG), Conor Grant, who previously held the position of chief executive of Flutter UK & Ireland, is scheduled to assume the position later this year.

Grant, 46, is a veteran of the gambling industry. On April 1, he will join the racecourse-owned RMG as a non-executive director. On October 1, he will take over as chairman from Roger Lewis.

He stated, “I am delighted to be joining Racecourse Media Group at such an exciting time for the business and the broader racing industry.

“RMG has delivered outstanding results for its shareholders in recent years and I would like to pay tribute to Roger who has done a fantastic job, along with CEO Martin Stevenson, in growing and developing the business.

“I look forward to working with the RMG team and continuing to deliver for all of our racecourses.”

Grant, a racehorse owner, started his career at Paddy Power before working at Blue Square, BoyleSports, and Sky Bet, where he eventually became chief operating officer.

After gambling giants Flutter Entertainment and Sky Bet’s owner, The Stars Group, merged in 2020, Grant became Flutter’s UK & Ireland CEO, overseeing Sky Bet, Paddy Power, tombola, and Betfair.

Last summer, Flutter made the announcement that Grant would be leaving his position as part of a planned career break and to spend more time with his family.

As the parent company of Racing TV and the umbrella organization for 35 British racecourse shareholders, RMG welcomed Grant’s appointment.

A non-executive director on the RMG board and chief executive of Jockey Club, Nevin Truesdale, stated: I am thrilled to have Conor join the RMG board and to collaborate with him as we expand the company for the benefit of shareholder racecourses.

“Conor brings significant and in-depth expertise to the industry, acquired over a long period of time, and this will help shape our strategies and address the challenges we are facing.”

After 22 months with the racecourse group, chief commercial officer Charlie Boss has left to take the same position with Premier League football club Southampton.

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