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Appointment of Independent Directors

November 9, 2021

NSW Government Department of Customer Service – Office of Racing

Australian Turf Club – Appointment of Independent Directors


Expressions of interest are invited from individuals wishing to be considered for appointment as an independent director of the Australian Turf Club (ATC). The board of the ATC, a company limited by guarantee, comprises seven directors; four directors elected by ATC members and three independent directors appointed by the Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation, the Hon Kevin Anderson MP, on the recommendation of a selection panel. A vacancy in the office of two independent directors will commence from 1 February 2022.

Section 10 of the Australian Jockey and Sydney Turf Clubs Merger Act 2010 requires the Minister to constitute a selection panel to recommend a person for appointment as an independent director and the term of office. The selection panel must be satisfied that a proposed director has experience in a senior administrative role or experience at a senior level in one or more of the fields of business, finance, law, marketing, technology, commerce, regulatory administration or regulatory enforcement.

The selection panel is required to choose between candidates based on merit determined on the basis of a candidate’s abilities, qualifications, experience and personal qualities that are relevant to the performance of duties of an ATC director.

Candidates will be required to undergo a probity assessment prior to appointment.

Closing date for expressions of interest is Sunday, 28 November 2021.

Expressions of interest:

Via email to with the subject “ATC Independent Director Appointments”. Further information may also be requested at that email address.



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