Racing NSW – Appointment Of Member & Chair (Expressions Of Interest)

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Racing NSW – Appointment of Member and Chair


Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are invited from persons wishing to be considered for appointment as a member of Racing NSW, including to the role of Chair.

Racing NSW is established by section 4 the Thoroughbred Racing Act 1996 (Act). It has the statutory functions of controlling, supervising and regulating the State’s thoroughbred racing industry as well as initiating, developing and implementing policies conducive to the promotion, strategic development and welfare of the industry and the protection of the public interest as it relates to the horse racing industry.

The Minister for Gaming and Racing, the Hon David Harris MP, has established a selection panel process to identify suitable candidates.

The Act stipulates that it is the duty of each appointed member of Racing NSW to act in the public interest and in the interests of the horse racing industry as a whole in the State. The Act also requires that an appointee must have experience in a senior administrative role or experience at a senior level in one or more of the fields of business, finance, law, marketing, technology, commerce, regulatory administration or regulatory enforcement.

The selection panel appointed to undertake the selection process will consider EOIs based on merit, taking into account a candidate’s abilities, qualifications experience and personal attributes relevant to the performance of the duties of membership of Racing NSW.

EOIs are particularly welcome from candidates who possess experience across a range of fields and have an appreciation of the issues affecting the thoroughbred racing industry.

Competitive candidates will be required to complete a comprehensive probity assessment to be eligible for appointment and should also familiarise themselves with the requirements of the Racing NSW Board Code of Conduct.

The NSW Government is committed to diversity and inclusivity on Government-appointed boards and committees, and to leading and encouraging diversity in the racing industry. It welcomes EOIs from candidates with diverse backgrounds, in particular women candidates.

Closing date for EOIs is COB Friday, 12 January 2024.


A candidate information pack is available on To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV and cover letter outlining your relevant experience via email to [email protected] with the subject as “Racing NSW Appointment”.

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