Executive Team

Barry OFarrell

Barry O'Farrell - Chief Executive Officer

Barry O’Farrell was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Racing Australia in January 2017. Barry was the 43rd Premier of New South Wales and served in the State Parliament from 1995-2015. In 2015 he led a review of Illegal Offshore Wagering for the Australian Government.

Myles Foreman

Myles Foreman - Operations Chief Executive Officer

Myles has over 20 years' experience in senior executive roles in the Hospitality, Entertainment and Sports industries. Myles joined RISA in June 2006 in the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer after ten years with Ticketmaster. He commenced work with Ticketmaster as Operations Manager also holding the roles of Chief Information Officer, General Manager - ticketmaster.com.au and Head of Markets and Development for Australia and New Zealand. Prior to Ticketmaster, Myles spent seven years with Rydges Hotels & Resorts. In his capacity as the foundation CEO of RISA Myles oversaw the expansion of RISA from an effective start-up company in 2006 to a business delivering a diverse range of products and services to multiple stakeholders across Australia.  With the merger of RISA and the ARB Myles assumed the role of Operations Chief Executive Officer for Racing Australia. 

Senior Leadership Team

David Connell

David Connell - Chief Financial Officer

David joined RISA in October 2006 after three and half years as Financial Accountant for Racing Victoria Limited (RVL). Prior to joining RVL, David was Group Accountant for SMS Management & Technology Group from 1994 - 2002. From 1990 - 1994 David was Financial Accountant for Mercy Hospital for Women. Prior to that David held a range of Finance roles. David is a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA). David is responsible for the financial operations of RISA. In addition David is the Key Person and Responsible Manager of the Thoroughbred Trainers Service Centre (TTSC) Australian Financial Services License (AFSL) as well as day to day operations of the TTSC. With the merger of RISA and the ARB David assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer for Racing Australia.

Jacqueline Stewart

Jacqueline Stewart - Manager Owner & Breeder Services (Keeper of the Australian Stud Book)

Owner and Breeder Services encompass the traditional roles of the Australian Stud Book and the Registrar of Racehorses, functions critical to the integrity of the racing industry. Jacqueline joined the Australian Stud Book organisation in September 1998 after completing a degree in Equine Business Management at the University of Sydney, becoming the Deputy Keeper from 2005 and the Keeper in 2014. The Stud Book was purchased by RISA in September 2014 and operates today as a fully integrated division of Racing Australia. The Australian Stud Book, founded in 1878, is the official authority for the identification of racehorses in Australia and in which are kept the breeding records of the second largest population of Thoroughbreds in the world, approximately 14,500 foals per year. The Registrar of Racehorse's role is to record the naming and initial ownership registration of all Thoroughbreds accepted into the Australian Stud Book, approximately 13,000 per year. The Registrar's role and responsibilities in the industry are governed by the Australian Rules of Racing. Jacqueline leads the Owner and Breeder Services team to provide independent breed integrity and ensures it continually strives to improve the services for owners and breeders to remain a world leader in its field.

Geoff Milner

Geoff Milner - IT Manager

Geoff joined Racing Australia in April 2017 as the IT Manager. Geoff has been in IT Management for over 20 years, including 13 years as the IT Manager with Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV), 3 years in the Not-For-Profit sector with the Alcohol and Drug Foundation and 5 years as the IT Operations Manager at Bank Australia. Some of his key racing industry achievements (at GRV) have included the full redevelopment of IT systems, on-course connectivity of race clubs, the introduction of national breeding management and the development of its national form-guide service. More recently, Geoff has also delivered Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions to customers as a Salesforce.com consultant. In his role at RA, Geoff is responsible for delivering national IT projects, while maintaining the day-to-day IT operations of Racing Australia.

Kellie Cook

Kellie Cook - Service Centre Manager

Kellie has 20 years’ experience in the racing industry starting out as an Apprentice Jockey in 1997, also riding trackwork for a number of Victoria’s elite trainers throughout the years. Joining the Education and Training Department of Racing Victoria in 2003, Kellie spent 4 years as a workplace trainer and assessor. Moving on to Northern Melbourne Institute of Tafe, now known as Melbourne Polytechnic, Kellie spent 3 years as the full time Racing Lecturer. Before beginning employment with Racing Australia in 2016 Kellie worked with a London based Bloodstock agency as their Australian representative.