Jockey Club Racecourses, the UK’s largest racecourse group, are pleased to announce the appointment of Sian Williams as Huntingdon Racecourse’s new General Manager.
The 26-year-old joins at the beginning of April from Doncaster Racecourse where she is currently Head of Racing Sales. Prior to joining the Yorkshire track in 2013, she worked in the commercial department of Market Rasen Racecourse from 2007, including the last four years as Commercial Manager.
She succeeds Nadia Gollings who is leaving Huntingdon Racecourse next month to take up the role of General Manager at Market Rasen within the East Region of Jockey Club Racecourses.
Sian will be part of the senior team delivering race meetings at Huntingdon Racecourse, including the popular Boxing Day fixture and Betfred Peterborough Chase Countryside Day, and will help to drive continued growth across all other areas of the business.
She will report to Jockey Club Racecourses East Region Director, Amy Starkey, who is responsible for the running of Newmarket’s Rowley Mile, Newmarket’s July Course, Huntingdon, Market Rasen and Nottingham Racecourses.
Amy Starkey, Director, Jockey Club Racecourses East Region, said:
“Sian’s experience within Jockey Club Racecourses and the racing industry as a whole will be an invaluable asset in her new role. I am looking forward to working closely with her as part of our East Region management team and I have every confidence she will help the racecourse go from strength to strength in the coming years.”
Sian Williams, said:
“I am delighted to be joining the Huntingdon team and excited about starting my new role as General Manager. Having grown up in the racing industry, I have had a lifelong passion for horse racing and I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to progress my career in the sport by Jockey Club Racecourses.
“This is an exciting time for the Group and I’m looking forward to working with the Huntingdon team as well as the other senior management in the region to deliver the 2015 race programme and build other aspects of the business.”
Sian’s passion for racing began as a youngster when she had a summer job working for Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning trainer Henrietta Knight. Her brother Oliver, a former jump jockey, is about to begin as a racehorse trainer in Lincolnshire.