Search for new Tasracing Chief Executive has commenced

Tuesday 17 July 2018

Tasracing has officially commenced a search for a new Chief Executive Officer(CEO) following the recent resignation of Vaughn Lynch.

In national and local media, Tasracing has advertised for a replacement for Mr Lynch.

The Principal Racing Authority is seeking a CEO who is committed to developing lasting relationships with racing participants, customers and stakeholders, will lead, innovate and inspire the organisation to deliver on Tasracing’s key strategic goals and promote and enhance animal welfare standards and outcomes.

The advertisement said this was an opportunity to positively impact an industry that contributes more than $100 million annually to the Tasmanian economy.

As has been previously reported, Mr Lynch resigned for personal reasons.

Mr Lynch made a significant and positive contribution to Tasracing and the Tasmanian racing industry, overseeing two code funding allocation increases during the current financial year.

These funding increases were possible thanks to the improved turnover on Tasmanian racing through the commercial decisions taken by Tasracing.

Dr Alicia Fuller will work as acting CEO.

Dr Fuller recently joined Tasracing to take up the position of Operations Manager-Racing after spending over a year with the Office of Racing Integrity as the Regulatory Vet with time spent acting in the role of General Manager.

Dr Fuller’s temporary appointment to the role of CEO will ensure the day-to-day operation of the business remains seamless as it continues its search to find a permanent replacement for Mr Lynch.

Mr Lynch’s final day with Tasracing will be 20 July.

For more information on the position please visit this link.