Board of Directors

FRANCES NELSON QC

CHAIR

Thoroughbred Racing SA
Nominated Director

Frances Nelson

Appointed: 13/04/2015
Appointed Chair: 07/04/2017

Current positions

  • Chair, Thoroughbred Racing SA
  • Vice Chair, Asian Racing Federation
  • Chairman, Parole Board of South Australia
  • Member of the Sentencing Advisory Council

Leading figure in the South Australian legal establishment.

Previous positions

  • Principal Director, Australian Racing Board

RUSSELL BALDING AO

DEPUTY CHAIR

Racing NSW
Nominated Director

Russell Balding AO

Appointed: 01/01/2017
Appointed Deputy Chair: 07/04/2017

Current positions

  • Chairman, Racing NSW
  • Deputy Chairman of Destination NSW

Previous positions

  • Chairman of Cabcharge Australia Limited
  • Director, The Trust Company (Sydney Airport Ltd)
  • Chairman of the Visitor Economy Taskforce
  • Chief Executive Officer of the Sydney Airport Corporation
  • Managing Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
  • Director of Funding and Support Services and CFO of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
  • Director of Finance at the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority

Awarded Officer of the Order of Australia in 2007 for service to the Australian broadcasting industry, particularly through initiatives in the areas of service delivery, advanced technology and financial management, and to the accounting profession through CPA Australia.

GREG NICHOLS

 

Racing Victoria
Nominated Director

Greg Nichols

Appointed: 31/12/2016

Current positions

  • Director, Racing Victoria
  • Director, Racing.com
  • Member, Racing Victoria Media Rights & Wagering Sub-Committee
  • Member, Racing Victoria and Country Racing Victoria Steering Committee
  • Director & Principal, Vision Racing & Sport

Previous positions

  • Betfair Group Limited, The Sporting Exchange
  • Managing Director, Sporting Affairs
  • Chairman & Non-Executive Director, Timeform
  • Non-Executive Director, Betfair Australasia
  • Chief Executive & Executive Director, British Horseracing Board
  • General Manager - Industry Racing, Racing Victoria
  • Chief Executive, South Australian Thoroughbred Racing Authority

STEVEN WILSON AM


Racing Queensland
Nominated Director

Steven Wilson AM

Appointed: 01/04/2016

Current positions

  • Chairman, Racing Queensland and Russo Business School
  • Director and Co-Founder Pinnacle Investment Management Group Ltd
  • Director, Australian Oil Shale Holdings Ltd and Centre for Independent Studies
  • Committee, Brisbane Development Association
  • Trustee, University of Queensland Rugby Union Foundation

Previous positions

  • Chairman, Wilson Group Ltd, Southbank Corporation, St John's Cathedral Completion Fund, Hyperion Asset Management and Queensland Rugby Union
  • Director, Telstra Corporation and Tourism Queensland
  • Councillor, Queensland University of Technology
  • Member Australian Stock Exchange

Awarded Member of the Order of Australia in 2011 for services to business and to the financial services industry in Queensland, and to the community through leadership roles in cultural heritage, sport and social welfare organisations.

DEAN COOPER

Canberra Racing Club, Tasracing and Thoroughbred Racing NT Nominated Director

Board Dean Cooper

Appointed: 30/11/2016

Current positions

  • Chairman, Tasracing
  • Chairman Tasracing HR & Remuneration Committee, Asset & Safety Committee
  • Chairman Tasracing Nomination Committee
  • Director Selection Advisor Panel
  • Member Tasracing Racing Rules and Policy Committee
  • Honorary Legal Counsel for Harness Racing Australia (HRA)
  • Chairman of the HRA Rules Committee

Barrister and solicitor with Tasmanian firm Phillips Taglieri

Board Committees

Integrity Committee

Chair - Dean Cooper

The Integrity Committee is a committee of the Board of Racing Australia and is responsible to the Board for oversight of integrity matters to ensure ongoing confidence and support across the Australian Thoroughbred racing industry.

Jockey and Horse Welfare Committee

Chair - Steve Wilson AM

The Jockey and Horse Welfare Committee is a committee of the Board of Racing Australia and is responsible to the Board for oversight of jockey and horse health and welfare matters relevant to the Australian Thoroughbred racing industry.

Pattern & Development Committee

Chair - Frances Nelson QC

The Pattern and Development Committee is a committee of the Board of Racing Australia and is responsible to the Board for assisting the development and maintenance of excellence across Thoroughbred horse racing nationally.

Finance, Governance and Remuneration Committee

Chair - Peter V'landys AM

The Finance, Governance and Remuneration Committee is a committee of the Board of Racing Australia Limited and is responsible for co-ordinating the Board's oversight of, financial and reporting responsibilities, maintaining world's best practice of Racing Australia's IT Systems and Infrastructure, Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity planning and preparedness as well as review and recommendation of annual operational and capital expenditure budgets, monitoring and reporting back to the Board.