- Paul Struthers
Paul succeeded Kevin Darley as Chief Executive in February 2012 and joined the PJA Board in April 2013. Paul is a trustee of JETS, the PJA Pension Scheme and the Jockeys Association Trust. He is also a Director of the Horsemens Group and is a Horsemens Group-appointed director of Racing Enterprises Ltd. He previously worked in the racing industry for 11 years, most recently as Head of Communications for the British Horseracing Authority, having begun his career working as a betting shop manager and then in business development.
- Ann Saunders MBE
Ann joined the PJA in 1976. As Company Secretary she administers the running of the company and accounts and is Office Manager. She is a Trustee of the Jockeys’ Pension scheme and the Jockeys Association Trust.
- Dale Gibson
Executive Director (Racing)
Dale joined the PJA team in January 2010 as Industry Liaison Officer, having retired as a flat Jockey after 23 years during which he represented the PJA as a Safety Officer, Vice President and Council member. Working alongside the PJA’s Chief Executive and with other sectors of the racing industry, the role encompasses issues including welfare, career development, fixture lists, planning and Jockey safety.
- Izzy Desailly
Commercial & Membership Manager
Izzy has been part of the PJA Team since 2008 and was appointed Commercial & Membership Manager in 2014. Her role involves managing and promoting the comprehensive package of support and welfare schemes available to Jockeys and mentoring youngsters embarking on their career. She is also responsible for overseeing PJA events and working on commercial and sponsorship opportunities.
- Vicky Lee
Vicky joined the PJA in October 2016. She has responsibility for the administration of a number of key membership schemes as well as supporting the team generally, particularly with project work. She also undertakes the day to day administration of the Professional Jockeys Association Pension Scheme.