Board and Executives

Brian Kruger - Chairman
First appointed a Director in 2017                                                                                      

Current Positions
- Chair, Racing Victoria OHS & Participant Welfare Sub-Committee
- Chair, Racing Victoria Member Consultative Committee
- Member, Racing Victoria & Country Racing Victoria Steering Committee
- Alternate Director, Racing Australia Board
- Chairman, Incitec Pivot Limited

Previous Positions
- Managing Director - Toll Holdings 
- Chief Financial Officer - Toll Holdings 
- Partner – Greenstone Partners
- President - North America, Corporate Strategy and Innovation – BlueScope Steel 
- President - Australian Manufacturing Markets - BlueScope Steel
- Chief Financial Officer – BlueScope Steel
- Vice Chairman and Treasurer, Moonee Valley Racing Club

Qualifications
- Bachelor of Economics, Monash University
Mike Hirst - Deputy Chairman
First appointed a Director in 2015 and appointed Deputy in October 2016               

Current Positions

- Chair, Racing Victoria Audit & Risk Sub-Committee
- Member, Racing Victoria Racing Integrity & Equine Welfare Sub-Committee
- Member, National COVID-19 Coordination Commission Advisory Board
- Director, GMHBA Limited
- Honorary Member, Business Council of Australia
- Director, AMCIL Limited

Previous Positions

- Deputy Chairman, Treasury Corporation of Victoria
- Non-Executive Director, Barwon Health
- Non-Executive Director, Sandhurst Trustees Limited
- Non-Executive Director, Stadium Operations Limited (Colonial Stadium)
- Non-Executive Director, Colonial First State Fund Managers
- Non-Executive Director, Austraclear Limited
- Member, Advisory Board, Centre for Workplace Leadership
- Member, Advisory Board, Skilling the Bay
- Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
- Director, Rural Bank
- Deputy Chairman, Australian Banker’s Association Council
- Member, Federal Government Financial Sector Advisory Council 


Qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne
Rowen Craigie
First appointed a Director in 2017                                                    
                                                                                  
Current Positions
- Chair, Racing.com Pty Ltd
- Principal, Rowen Craigie Consulting P/L

Previous Positions
- CEO & Managing Director - Crown Resorts
- Director- Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (PBL)
- Director - Melco Crown Entertainment Limited
- Group General Manager - Gaming, VicTAB
- Director, Australasian Gaming Council

Qualifications
- Bachelor of Economics (Hons), Monash University
Tim Eddy
First appointed a Director in 2019                                                    
                                                                                  
Current Positions

- Member, Racing Victoria Audit & Risk Sub-Committee
- Member, Racing Victoria & Country Racing Victoria Steering Committee
- Non-Executive Director, Western Sydney Airport
- Independent Chair, ShineWing Australia
- Chair, The Red Fox Group
- Chair, Early Start Australia Pty Ltd
- Chair, Integra Choice and Control Pty Ltd

Previous Positions

- Managing Partner Operations - Oceania, Ernst & Young
- Global Vice Chair – EY Global Services
- National Managing Partner – EY Transaction Advisory Services

Qualifications

- Creating Value from Strategy, London Business School, 2005
Leading Professional Services Firms, Harvard Business School, 2000
- Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne
- Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand


Kate Joel
First appointed a Director in 2017                                                    

Current Positions
- Chair, Racing Victoria Racing Integrity & Equine Welfare Sub-Committee
- Member, Racing Victoria Audit & Risk Sub-Committee
- Director - Byjoel Consulting
- Member Foundation Council, Florey Institute

Previous Positions
- Member - Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust
- Director and CEO - Leonard Joel Auction House
- Director - Racing Analytical Services Limited
- Board Member - Racing Information Services Enterprise
- Board Member - Harness Racing Victoria
- Director - The Strategy Shop
- Member - St Leonard's College Council
- Various roles - Victorian Government Senior Executive Service

Qualifications

- Graduate Diploma in Librarianship, Curtin University
- Graduate Diploma in Business Law, Monash University

Ross Lanyon OAM

First appointed a Director in 2017

Current Positions

- Chair, Racing Victoria & Country Racing Victoria Steering Committee 
- Member, Racing Victoria OHS & Participant Welfare Sub-Committee
- Director, Thoroughbred Racing Productions (Victoria) Pty Ltd
- Managing Director of ENG Media 
- Chairman - The Victorian Country Press Association Ltd
- Director - Mildura and District Hospital Fund Ltd
- Chairman - Mallee Health Foundation
- Director - Sunraysia Australian Football Commission Ltd

 

Previous Positions

- Director, Thoroughvision Pty Ltd 
- Director, Radio 3UZ Pty Ltd 
- Chairman - Country Racing Victoria 
- Director - Country Racing Victoria

 

Qualifications
- Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting (RMIT) 
- Fellow Australian Society of CPA 
Sharon McCrohan
First appointed a Director in 2017                                                    

Current Positions

- Member, Racing Victoria Racing Integrity & Equine Welfare Sub-Committee
- Member, Racing Victoria Member Consultative Committee
- Board Member, Transport Accident Commission
- Director - McCrohan Consulting P/L
- Member - Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation
- Director - Reliance Worldwide Corporation Limited

Previous Positions
- Director Communications and Strategy - Victorian Premier
- Various senior political advisory roles across State and Federal Government. 
- Various media roles across regional and metropolitan newspapers and magazines including Editor-in-Chief, chief of staff, journalist, and columnist.

Qualifications
- Bachelor of Arts (Journalism), RMIT
- Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Greg Nichols
First appointed a Director in 2012                                                                                   

Current Positions

- Chairman, Racing Australia
- Vice Chairman, Asian Racing Federation 
- Director, International Federation of Horseracing Authorities
- Member, Australian Pattern Committee
- Director, Racing.com
- 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
                                                                                          
Executive Team



Giles Thompson - Chief Executive Officer

 



Aaron Morrison - Chief Financial Officer

 

 



Jamie Stier - Executive GM, Integrity Services

 

 



Greg Carpenter - Executive GM, Racing

 


Jamie McGuinness - Executive 
GM, Infrastructure and Club Support

 


Carly Dixon - Executive GM
, Stakeholder, Customer & Corporate Affairs

 

 



Louise Lane - Executive GM, Legal, Risk and Compliance