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Board of Directors

The Tasracing Board consists of seven members made up of a Chair and six directors one of whom is Vice Chairman.

The make-up of the board comprises one person with experience in the thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing codes.

The Board of Tasracing comprises directors with the appropriate range of skills, experience, qualifications, expertise and vision to govern the company.

Board Members

Gene Phair

Chairman

Mr Phair joined the Tasracing Board as Chairman on 22 November 2018.

Mr Phair is currently the Head of Shadforth in Tasmania and oversees Shadforth’s three offices in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport. Prior to joining Shadforth in 2016, Mr Phair spent 12 years as the Group Financial Controller and Head of Corporate and Capital Management at IOOF, an ASX listed Top 100 Company, responsible for mergers and acquisitions and treasury function.

Mr Phair is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He is a long-standing Board Member of the National Heart Foundation of Australia (Tasmanian Division) and Chairman of the Board of The Hutchins School.

Joel Wallace

Vice-Chairman

Mr Wallace joined the Tasracing Board in December 2015. He was reappointed for a further term on 22 November 2018.

A chartered accountant, Mr Wallace is Chief Executive Officer and Director of 6ty Pty Ltd, an architectural, surveying and engineering firm based in Launceston, Tasmania. He was also formerly a manager at KPMG.

As a past president of the Launceston Pacing Club, Mr Wallace is actively involved with the harness racing industry.

Mr Wallace is a graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Tania Price

Ms Price has been a Director of Tasracing since 2010. She was last reappointed for a further term on 29 November 2016. She will retire from office at the 2019 annual general meeting.

An experienced communications and public relations executive, Ms Price was formerly a Vice President of Media and Communications for BHP Billiton and a former Manager of Public Affairs for WMC Resources and Public Affairs Manager of Tourism Victoria.

Danny McCarthy

Mr McCarthy has been a Director of Tasracing since 2010. He was last reappointed for a further term on 20 November 2017.

A chartered accountant, Mr McCarthy is currently a partner of a Hobart firm Wise Lord & Ferguson, specialising in audit and assurance, business and personal advisory and tax. He was formerly a Director of DJ Motors Pty Ltd and Motor Accidents Insurance Board. He currently serves as the Tasmanian State Representative on the Chartered Accountants Australian and New Zealand National Council.

Helen Galloway

Mrs Galloway joined the board in 2016.

An experienced executive in the commercial gaming industries, Mrs Galloway was formerly a Vice President of Casino Development and Strategic Analysis with Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and Sand China Limited in Macao.

Mrs Galloway is a chartered accountant and a member of CPA Australia and Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mrs Galloway is also on the Board of TT-Line Company Pty Ltd, Sorell Council and Bank of Us.

 

Michael Gordon

Mr Gordon joined the Board in 2017.

A Director of PDF Management Services, a management consulting firm based in Hobart, he has a broad and diverse career, across the training, employment and youth sectors, 14 years with fire services in Tasmania and South Australia and as a small business owner and operator

Mr Gordon has bred, owned and raced greyhounds. He also has a long-standing association with the Harness and Thoroughbred codes, both as a participant and committee member.

He holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of South Australia.

Robyn Whishaw

Mrs Whishaw joined the Board in 2016.

An owner and operator of the highly successful Armidale Stud in Carrick in northern Tasmania, she is a member of the Tasmanian Racing Hall of Fame and a former chairperson of the Thoroughbred Advisory Network.

She holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Tasmania.