Tasracing CEO appointed

Tuesday 7 February 2023

I am delighted to write to you today to share with you that we have appointed Andrew Jenkins to the CEO position.

As you can read in the media release below that will be distributed by the Tasmanian Government later today, we ran a competitive interview process for the position which attracted applicants from interstate and locally.

On behalf of the Board, and all at Tasracing, I would like to congratulate Andrew on his appointment. He has done an excellent job acting in the CEO role after joining the business as Chief Operating Officer in January last year. And the Board is very much looking forward to continuing to work with him now that he has been formally appointed to the position.

Madeleine Ogilvie, Minister for Racing
7 February 2023

Tasracing CEO appointed

The Rockliff Liberal Government is a strong supporter of Tasmania’s thriving racing industry.

It is with great pleasure to announce that Tasracing has appointed Andrew Jenkins to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

Minister for Racing Madeleine Ogilvie said Mr Jenkins had a proven track record as a senior executive, working with Racing Victoria, Optus, Telstra, Westpac, and most recently as Tasracing’s Chief Operating Officer

“He has been acting in the Tasracing CEO role while the company undertook the recruitment process,” Minister Ogilvie said.

“In his time acting in this position, he worked hard on strengthening Tasracing’s working relationships with participants, customers, racing clubs and peak body representatives.

“These strong relationships with key stakeholders will benefit the industry going forward.”

Tasracing Chair Gene Phair said the company ran a competitive interview process with applications for the position received from both local and interstate-based candidates.

“A selection panel comprising three Tasracing Board Directors and an independent person recommended the appointment of Mr Jenkins,” he said.

“The interviews were conducted following a thorough screening process conducted by a recruitment company.”

Mr Phair said Mr Jenkins had done an outstanding job as acting CEO after being appointed Chief Operating Officer in January last year.

“The Board and I are very much looking forward to continuing to work with Andrew on the further development of a strong and vibrant racing industry in Tasmania,” he said.

The Tasmanian racing industry is critical for our great State, generating close to $185 million in value-added contribution to the Tasmanian economy.