The NSW Government has announced a new Chair, Deputy Chair and Director for the Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) Board.
Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson said the appointments provide the board with an array of experience while bringing in fresh ideas and perspectives.
“I am pleased to announce the GRNSW Board will be overseen by John Williams and Rebekah Giles as Chair and Deputy Chair with Helen Moore to join the board as a Director,” Mr Anderson said.
Mr Anderson said the appointments of Mr Williams, Ms Giles and Ms Moore will provide a fresh and innovative new outlook for Greyhound Racing NSW.
“Mr Williams has been a great ambassador for rural and regional Australia, possessing a wide range of experience including as a shearer, truck driver, farmer and owner of an import distribution business,” Mr Anderson said.
“Ms Moore has previously served on the GRNSW Board, and will be a valuable asset to GRNSW over the next two years. She has extensive commercial and corporate experience including executive positions, currently as COO of Collins Food Group and previously at Woolworths Limited, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan.
“Ms Giles is a practising lawyer with a background in sports law. She has sat on the GWS Giants board where she chaired the Integrity Committee. Ms Giles is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is the Chair of the Centennial Parklands foundation.
“The NSW Government remains committed to supporting greyhound racing in NSW having invested $30 million through the Capital Grants Program for safety upgrades at tracks.
“Additionally, the NSW Government has agreed to fully fund the regulator, the Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission, meaning $25 million is now available for investment in trackside amenities and rehoming facilities.
“Under the leadership of the outgoing Chair Hugh Armenis, GRNSW has advanced the code’s safe racing strategy and continued to put integrity and welfare at the centre of the sport.
“We look forward to bringing in a new era under the new board and continuing to work with GRNSW to provide a strong future for the greyhound racing industry here in NSW.”