The Jockey Club appoints chief people officer

The Jockey Club – one of the UK’s largest sports businesses – has appointed Helene Sharrock as its incoming chief people officer.

Sharrock, who is currently head of HR at Marks and Spencer, starts her new role on 17 May, and will be tasked with developing the Club’s people and talent agenda.

As well as spending the last two years at Marks and Spencer, Sharrock has also honed her skills at BT (as a senior HR manager, rising to head of HR, BT Consumer Brand), and at cable sports channel, ESPN. Prior to that, she also worked at ITN and for container business, P&O Nedlloyd.

Sharrock will bring with her nearly 20 years of HR experience, and in anticipating her new role said: “I am proud to be joining The Jockey Club at such an exciting time for the business.”

She added: “The deep heritage of the organisation, the passion of the people within it, plus the vision of CEO, Nevin Truesdale, and the rest of the leadership team present an incredible opportunity.”

Commenting on her imminent arrival, Nevin Truesdale 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.”