Board and Executives

Brian Kruger - Chairman
First appointed a Director in 2017                                                                                      

Current Positions
- Chair, Racing Victoria OHS Sub-Committee
- Chair, Racing Victoria Member Consultative Committee
- Member, Racing Victoria & Country Racing Victoria Steering Committee
- Alternate Director, Racing Australia Board
- Director, 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

- 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 & Country Racing Victoria Steering Committee
- Member, Racing Victoria Audit Sub-Committee
- Director, Rural Bank
- Director, GMHBA Limited
- Deputy Chairman, Australian Banker’s Association Council
- Member, Business Council of Australia
- Member, Federal Government Financial Sector Advisory Council 
- Member Advisory Board, GROW G21
- Ambassador, Barwon Health Foundation

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


Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne
Michael Andrew - AO
First appointed a Director in 2016               

Current Positions
- Chair, Racing Victoria Audit Sub-Committee 
- Chair, Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Advisory Panel
- Chairman of the Board of Taxation
- University, Guangzhou, China. 
- Chairman of Dowd and Gillespie Foundations
- Advisor to the Eliminate Dengue Fever Project
- Vice President, Melbourne Cricket Club
- Director of the National Sports Museum
- Member of Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre Board
Member of Good to Great Schools Board 

Previous Positions
- Chairman and CEO, KPMG International 
- Chair of the Australian B20 Working Group on Anti-Corruption and Transparency and its Global CEO Forum
- Member, International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, the International Advisory Board for the Moscow International Financial Centre, the Business Council of Australia
- Member of the Melbourne Racing Club Committee
- Vice Chair, Committee for Melbourne
- Chairman, Business Council Education Taskforce
- Inaugural Chair, Schools Connect and The Dowd Foundation
- Committee Member of the Olivia Newton John Cancer Foundation
- Member of Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnerships
- Member of the International Advisory Board of Lingnan (University) College, Sun Yat-sen


- Bachelor of Law and Commerce, University of Melbourne
- Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria
- Honorary Doctor of Laws, Monash University
- Honorary Doctor of Commerce, University of Melbourne
- Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
- Awarded Order of Australia 2016 for services to accounting, education and anti-corruption
Rowen Craigie
First appointed a Director in 2017                                                    
Current Positions
- Director, 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

- Bachelor of Economics (Hons), Monash University
Kate Joel
First appointed a Director in 2017                                                    

Current Positions
- Member, Racing Victoria Integrity Council
- 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

- Graduate Diploma in Librarianship, Curtin University
- Graduate Diploma in Business Law, Monash University
Ross Lanyon OAM
First appointed a Director in 2017                                                                                                
Current Positions
- Member, Racing Victoria & Country Racing Victoria Steering Committee 
- Member, Racing Victoria OHS Sub-Committee 
- Chairman & Managing Director - Elliott Newspaper Group Pty Ltd and associated companies 
- Chairman - Regional Daily Newspapers of Victoria Pty Ltd 
- Vice Chairman- The Victorian Country Press Association Ltd 
- Director - Mildura and District Hospital Fund Ltd
- Chairman - Mallee Health Foundation
- Director - Sunraysia Australian Football Commission Ltg

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

- 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 Integrity Council
- Director - McCrohan Consulting P/L 
- Member - Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation 
- Member - Afterpay Touch Group Advisory Board
- 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.

- Bachelor of Arts (Journalism), RMIT
Greg Nichols
First appointed a Director in 2012                                                                                   

Current Positions
- Chairman,
- Director, Racing Australia
- Member, Australian Pattern Committee 
- Member, Racing Victoria & Country Racing Victoria Steering Commitee
- 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

 Jane Ballantyne - Chief Commercial Officer

Aaron Morrison - Chief Financial Officer

Jamie Stier - Executive GM, Integrity Services

Greg Carpenter - Executive GM, Racing and Participant Wellbeing

Jamie McGuinness - Executive GM, Infrastructure and Club Support

Simon Barrile - General Counsel

 Carly Dixon - Executive GM, Government Relations & Corporate Affairs