Governance

The business and affairs of the Australian Turf Club (ATC) Limited are decided upon by a Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors is appointed for a term of three or four years and meets once a month or more often if deemed necessary. These meetings are also attended by the Executive as required. Members of the Board of Directors also sit on various committees which meet on a regular basis. They include matters relating to Audit, Risk and Compliance, Finance and Wagering, Remuneration, Property Development and Membership and Racing.


    Board of Directors

  • Michael Crismale

    Chairman of the Board

    Appointed to the Board 7 February 2011
    Executive Chairman of Matrium Technologies
    Non-Executive Director of Sydney Football Club
    Vice Chairman, Carbine Club of NSW
    Thoroughbred breeder and racehorse owner
    Member of the Remuneration Committee

  • Laurie Macri

    Vice Chairman

    Appointed to the Board 7 February 2011
    Former Director of the NSW Racehorse Owners Association
    Former STC Board Member
    Executive Director of the Macquarie Group
    Chairman of Finance  & Wagering Committee
    Chairman of Remuneration Committee
    Member of Property & Infrastructure Committee

  • Trish Egan

    Director

    Appointed to the Board 1 February 2015

    Head, Community and Consumer, Diabetes NSW
    National and international experience in consumer and brand marketing
    Thoroughbred racehorse owner
    Member of Finance & Wagering Committee
    Member of Property & Infrastructure Committee
    Member of Membership & Race Day Committee

  • Bill Evans

    Director

    Appointed to the Board February 2014

    Chief Economist, Westpac Banking Corporation (22 years)
    Former Chairman Australian Business Economists (8 years)
    Life Member (9 years)
    Weekly racegoer (45 years)
    Chairman of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee

  • Steve Grant

    Director

    Appointed to the Board February 2014
    Director of Capital Corporation
    Director of Bluestone Property Solutions
    Director of Eden Brae Homes
    Racehorse owner and breeder for over 30 years
    Chairman of the Property & Infrastructure Committee

  • Matthew McGrath

    Director

    Appointed to the Board on 1 February 2015
    Director Australis Communications
    Director Zekii CRM
    Self Employed in Retail Telecommunications
    Advocate of Customer Service excellence
    Thoroughbred ownership over past five years
    Member of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee
    Member of Finance & Wagering Committee
    Member of Membership & Race Day Committee

  • Julia Ritchie

    Director

    Elected to the Board 27 November 2014 and commenced on 1 February 2015
    Former Director of NSWROA
    Former AJC Board Member
    Thoroughbred breeder and racehorse owner for over 30 years
    Owner and Director of Wild Oaks and Oak Ridge Spelling & Agistment farms
    Owner and Director of J.Robins Manufacturing Pty Ltd (Australian based shoe manufacturer)
    Over 24 years Production experience Australian Film and Television
    Chairman of Membership & Race Day Committee
    Member of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee

  • Darren Pearce

    Chief Executive Officer

    Appointed Chief Executive of Australian Turf Club on 24 April 2010
    15 years experience as Chartered Accountant in finance and banking
    Passionate about thoroughbred racing
    Thoroughbred horse owner