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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

Laurie Macri

Chair of Board

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

Vice Chair

Appointed to the Board 1 February 2015
COO, Diabetes NSW
National and international experience in consumer and brand marketing
Thoroughbred racehorse owner
Member of Finance & Wagering Committee
Member of Property & Infrastructure Committee
Chairman 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

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
Chairman of Property and Infrastructure 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
Member of Membership & Race Day Committee
Member of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee

Phil Morley

Director

Appointed to the Board May 2016
Chairman of Lenard’s Group Holdings
Consultant/Advisory to the Food Industry
Former Director of the NSW Racehorse Owners Association
Thoroughbred Ownership since 1995
Member of Membership Race Day Committee
Member of the Finance Wagering Committee

Angela Belle McSweeney

Director

Appointed to the Board 1 February 2017
Vice-President, The Black & White Committee for Vision Australia
Owner of over 50 thoroughbred racehorses over many years
Third generation racing family and lifelong racegoer
Managing Director Angela Belle McSweeney Communications, consulting for over 30 years in business strategy, marketing, promotions and events management
Marketing consultant to racing industry for over 25 years

Darren Pearce

Chief Executive Officer

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

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