Racing Australia Board

Howard Powell AM

Frances Nelson QC - (Deputy Chairman) - Thoroughbred Racing SA Nominated Director


Current Positions

  • Chair, Thoroughbred Racing SA
  • 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

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Charles Macek

Rusell Balding AO - Racing New South Wales Nominated Director


Current Positions

  • Chairman, Racing New South Wales
  • Deputy Chairman of Destination NSW, since 2011

Previous Positions

  • Chairman of Cabcharge Australia Limited
  • Director, The Trust Company (Sydney Airport Ltd)
  • Chairman of the Visitor Economy Taskforce, 2011-12
  • Chief Executive Officer of the Sydney Airport Corporation 2006 - 2011
  • Managing Director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) 2002 - 2006
  • Director of Funding and Support Services and CFO of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) 1996 - 2002
  • Director of Finance at the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority 1990 - 1996
  • 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
NSW
Greg Nichols

Greg Nichols - Racing Victoria Nominated Director


Current Positions

  • Director, Racing Victoria
  • Member, Racing Victoria Media Rights & Wagering Sub-Committee
  • Member, Racing Victoria and Country Racing Victoria Steering Committee

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
NSW
Howard Powell AM

Steve Wilson AM - Racing Queensland Nominated Director


Current Positions

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

Previous Positions

  • Chairman, Southbank Corporation
  • Founding Chairman, Hyperion Asset Management
  • Director, Telstra Corporation
  • Director, Tourism Queensland
  • Councillor, Queensland University of Technology
  • Chairman, Queensland Rugby Union
  • Chairman, St John’s Cathedral Completion Fund
  • Member, Brisbane Stock Exchange

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Howard Powell AM

Bob Pearson - Racing and Wagering Western Australia Nominated Director


Current Positions

  • Deputy Chairman Racing and Wagering Western Australia
  • Chairperson and Managing Director Statewide Oil Distributors
  • Vice Patron of East Perth Football Club

Previous Positions

  • Principal Director, Australian Racing Board
  • Chairman, Australian Racing Board
  • Director, Racing Information Services Australia
  • President , East Perth Football Club
  • Committee Member, WATC
  • Director, WA Betting Control Board
  • Director, WA Swimming Association
  • Director, WA TAB Board
  • Executive Director Asian Racing Federation

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Dean Cooper

Dean Cooper - Tasracing, Canberra Racing Club and Thoroughbred Racing NT Nominated Director


Current Positions

  • Chairman, Tasracing
  • Chair Tasracing HR & Remuneration Committee, Asset & Safety Committee
  • Chair Tasracing Nomination Committee and 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

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