Shake-Up At Britain’s Jockey Club: Chief Executive Resigns Amid Accusations Of ‘Gross Misconduct’

Delia Bushell, who had been chief executive of Britain’s Jockey Club since September 2019, resigned this week amid allegations of misconduct. According to a report by the BBC, Bushell was accused by the organization of engaging in bullying, racist comments, circulation of offensive material, and tampering of witnesses related to the investigation.

Bushell fired back with a letter published in Racing Post calling the review process of the allegations “flawed and biased.”

“Given the toxicity of the working environment I find myself in, the predetermination of the disciplinary and the clear and ongoing threats to my reputation, I have no choice but to accept the repudiatory conduct described in this letter and to resign with immediate effect.”

The Jockey Club indicated it had brought in an independent employment attorney to interview 19 witnesses, including Bushell. The attorney provided a report to a subcommittee which determined Bushell’s position was “untenable.”

Britain’s Jockey Club is responsible for the operation of 15 racecourses, including the internationally-recognized venues at Aintree, Cheltenham, Newmarket, and Epsom.

Read more at the BBC

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