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October 14, 2016

The Australian Turf Club (ATC) has received applications from 12 of its Members, offering themselves as candidates for election to the ATC Board of Directors.

The election of two Directors to the ATC Board will be voted upon by ATC Members, with the result announced at the Club’s Annual General Meeting at Rosehill Gardens on Thursday 24 November, 2016.

Michael Crismale and Bill Evans are currently members of the ATC Board.

Michael Crismale will retire on 1 February 2017, and is not seeking re-election. Bill Evans will retire on 1 February 2017 and offers himself for re-election.

The elected Directors will serve on the ATC Board for a term of four years, commencing 1 February 2017.

A random draw has been conducted ahead of the AGM to determine the final order of candidate names on election materials. The draw was supervised by the Club’s auditor KPMG.

The candidates in random draw order are:

Bill Evans, Stephen McShane, Lawrence Stapleton, Ben Bayot, Angela Belle McSweeney, James Mathers, Keith Redenbach, Charles Plumridge, Simon Dyer, Mitchell Stone, Peter Higgins and George Bedwani.

All ATC Members will receive AGM and election voting material in early November and can vote ahead of the meeting by post or online. Alternatively, Members can vote in person at the AGM.

The 12 candidates have met with ATC Chief Executive Officer Darren Pearce, and ATC Company Secretary Matt Galanos, to discuss their candidacy and to confirm their eligibility.

Mr Pearce said the ATC will have an open and fully transparent voting process.

“I encourage ATC Members to read all of the information available to them regarding the election and the candidates, and to vote for the candidates they believe will best serve the ATC and Sydney Racing for the next four years,’’ Mr Pearce said.



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