Tasracing chief executive officer Dr Eliot Forbes said the recent and sudden passing of the company’s Chairman, Brian Speers, was a sad day for the entire Tasmanian racing industry.
“Brian was a terrific person and a strong, passionate and committed leader of our company,” he said.
“He was also a popular member of the broader Tasmanian racing industry, holding senior officer positions of various racing organisations and committees over the years, including the Tasmanian Racing Club and the former TOTE Tasmania.
“It is an understatement to say he will be missed by all who knew him.”
Dr Forbes said while the company would consider an appropriate way to recognise his contribution to the Tasracing business and the industry, for the moment the thoughts of everyone at Tasracing were with Mr Speers’ family.
Tasracing Deputy Chairman Dean Cooper will be Acting Chairman until further notice