Greyhound Racing New Zealand appoints Glenda Hughes as CEO

GREYHOUND RACING NEW ZEALAND APPOINTS GLENDA HUGHES AS CEO

Greyhound Racing New Zealand (GRNZ) is pleased to announce that Glenda Hughes will be joining the team as the interim Chief Executive Officer.

The GRNZ Board is delighted to have secured such an experienced leader for our organisation, during an unprecedented period of change in our industry.

Glenda brings a wealth of experience to GRNZ, both from her background in business, administration, communications and governance, and her in depth knowledge of the racing industry.  She has been connected to New Zealand racing for many years, most recently with her six years’ service as Chair of the New Zealand Racing Board.

With the recent passing of the Racing Reform Bill, which saw the formation of the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA), and further significant change planned including legislative impacts, our organisation needed a strong leader who could step in and secure the best outcome for greyhound racing. Glenda is a natural choice for this role.

Glenda will be joining the GRNZ team later this month. The Board anticipates that the search for a permanent CEO will begin early next year, once we get to a point where the future operating model for the wider racing industry is more certain.

We extend a warm welcome to Glenda and look forward to her leadership in the coming months.

Sean Hannan

Chairman

Posted on 17/07/2019 3:51:24 PM

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