GRNZ Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors

GRNZ Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors
26 October 2017

Greyhound Racing New Zealand (GRNZ) announced at their recent Annual General Meeting that Jean Fahey, trainer and owner of racing greyhounds for over 18 years, has been added to GRNZ’s Board of Directors. Craig Rendle, the Board’s Chairman, is retiring and will be replaced in his position by current Board Member, Sean Hannan.

Fahey has owned and trained numerous racers throughout her tenure in the sport, including the 2017 Greyhound of the Year, American Warrior. She has held a range of leadership positions over the years and has the background and experience to make an important and positive impact on the GRNZ Board. The November On Track magazine features a full interview with Fahey and will be circulated at the beginning of the month.

Rendle has served on the GRNZ Board for over three and a half years, acting as Chairman for the last two. “Craig has played a critical role in the growth and development of GRNZ over the years and his legacy to the sport and code is significant. We offer him a massive thank you and warmest wishes for the future,” said GRNZ Chief Executive, Phil Holden. Rendle will continue supporting greyhound racing in New Zealand from the field going forward, as he is an owner of a number of racing greyhounds.

Additional changes to the Board committees were also announced today. The Integrity Committee will be Chaired by Mauro Barsi, assisted by Trevor Taylor and Graeme Calverley. Leading the Governance and Risk Committee will be Trevor Taylor as Chair; Jean Fahey and David Emerson will serve alongside him. David MacAuley has been appointed as the GRNZ Representative on Greyhounds as Pets’ Trust and David Emerson will be the GRNZ Representative on Racing Integrity Unit’s Board of Directors. The GRNZ appointee to the New Zealand Racing Board will be Mauro Barsi. David MacAuley will serve as the Deputy Chair of the GRNZ Board. Trevor Taylor was also reappointed for a further term of three years.

Profiles of Sean Hannan and David MacAuley will be published in the December On Track magazine.

All new Board appointments will be formally ratified at the next Board meeting on 6 December 2017. Of the new Board appointments, Holden said, “GRNZ is well-served from a governance leadership perspective and the stewardship of the sport is in good hands. We are pleased to have such a solid group of accomplished Directors leading the organisation. We look forward to working together to continue to advance the interests of the code in a positive direction for the months and years to come.”

Posted on 26/10/2017 11:34:34 AM

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