Chief Executive Position at the Racing Integrity Board

The Racing Integrity Establishment Board is advertising for the CE role of the Racing Integrity Board.



About the Role:


The Racing Integrity Board is an independent statutory body that promotes and ensures compliance with high standards of integrity, animal welfare and professionalism across the racing industry. The Board will be appointed by, and accountable to, the Minister for Racing.

Established under the Racing Industry Act 2020 and commencing with effect from 1 July 2021, the Racing Integrity Board will bring together the current activities of the Racing Integrity Unit and the Judicial Control Authority for Racing. Key functions and responsibilities of the new organisation will include race day stewarding, investigation, drug testing and adjudicative determinations in relation to racing rule breaches across the three codes – thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing.

The Racing Integrity Board is seeking to appoint a top-flight Chief Executive with a track record of developing high-performing organisations and driving engagement with key internal and external stakeholders.

The new appointee will understand the racing industry's interface with government and view this as an opportunity to take on a crucial leadership role within the sector.

The following capabilities and profile are also sought:

  • A visionary and engaged people leader, with experience in regulatory and compliance activities or similar;
  • Expertise in transformation and enhancement of organisational capability;
  • A confident influencer and communicator with high levels of political savvy, particularly in managing stakeholder relationships;
  • A track record in leading organisations with a public profile and an ability to liaise with the media and Ministers;
  • A genuine interest in the racing industry.

Location is negotiable but preferably Wellington, Auckland or Christchurch.

Confidential enquiries and applications should be directed to Vishnu Nair at Ichor Leadership Search by 5.00pm on Friday 19 March 2021. Contact us via email at search@ichor.co.nz or telephone: +64 4 499 8230.

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Posted on 11 March 2021

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