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The Australian Turf Club acts as the driving force behind the sustainability and growth of racing in Sydney.

Currently, the ATC employs 220 highly-skilled and dedicated full-time staff and over 2,000 casual staff who pride themselves on delivering the 113 race meetings that are run across the organisations four premium venues; Royal Randwick, Rosehill Gardens, Warwick Farm and Canterbury Park.

EXECUTIVES

Darren Pearce

Chief Executive Officer

Darren leads the Australian Turf Club’s strategic direction and is the Club’s key regulatory liaison.

FAVOURITE RACEHORSE OF ALL TIME: Octagonal

Tony Partridge

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Tony is responsible for the strategic commercial plans supporting the Australian Turf Club. Tony leads the Commercial and Operations teams including events and sponsorship, hospitality sales, marketing and digital communications.

FAVOURITE RACEHORSE OF ALL TIME: Zipping

Matt Galanos

Chief Financial Officer

Matt is responsible for leading strategic and tactical financial management including reporting, budgeting and forecasting, cash flow management; along with Legal, I.T., APN, and ATC Heritage Society functions. Matt is also responsible for all company secretarial obligations of the Club.

FAVOURITE RACEHORSE OF ALL TIME: Kingston Town

Jennifer Schembri

Executive General Manager, Human Resources

Jennifer leads the Human Resource strategy for the Australian Turf Club operations including policy development; Work, Health, Safety and Environment (WHSE), employee and industrial relations, employee engagement, learning and development, rostering and compensation (including payroll).

FAVOURITE RACEHORSE OF ALL TIME: Makybe Diva.

Graham Brown

Executive General Manager, Property Services

Graham is responsible for the development and implementation of asset management strategies and regulatory compliance for the ATC Property Asset Portfolio.

FAVOURITE RACEHORSE OF ALL TIME: So You Think.

James Heddo

Executive General Manager, Racing

James heads up the ATC’s dynamic racing department, with almost 30 years’ experience in the Racing Industry he has a deep understanding of managing tracks and training centres, and a proven track record of leadership.

FAVOURITE RACEHORSE OF ALL TIME: Triscay.

Steve McMahon

Executive General Manager, Strategic Development

Steve is responsible for special projects and the strategic development of the ATC.

Steve has worked in the business sector, all levels of Government and most recently was the CEO of the NSW Trainers Association. Steve’s unique skill set will help position the ATC for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

FAVOURITE RACEHORSE OF ALL TIME: Sunline.

COMMERCIAL

Jeffrey Lemon

Head of Commercial

Jeffrey is responsible for developing revenue strategies to leverage ATC assets in sponsorship, racing, hospitality, property and IP while leading the Hospitality and Sponsorship teams.

FAVOURITE RACEHORSE OF ALL TIME: More Joyous

Aaron Vatner

General Manager, Membership

Aaron is responsible for implementing the Club’s Membership program and expansion strategies whilst simultaneously owning and developing the relationship with members.

FAVOURITE RACEHORSE OF ALL TIME: Octagonal.

Scott Kennedy

General Manager, Business Development

Scott is responsible for leading race day hospitality sales including corporate partnerships, sales and hospitality.

FAVOURITE RACEHORSE OF ALL TIME: I have always loved Gunsynd. I would always enjoy listening to stories about Gunsynd told by Grandfather who resides in Goondiwindi QLD where the owners were from.

Matt Fox

General Manager, Sponsorship

Matt is responsible for leading the sponsorship team, from strategy and planning to securing commercial revenue and creating integrated brand solutions.

FAVOURITE HORSE OF ALL TIME : Sunline

Jimmy Busteed

General Manager, Function & Event Sales

Jimmy leads the non-race day sales team in securing business from the association, corporate, government, incentive, meetings and events industries and also a range of private events.

FAVOURITE RACEHORSE OF ALL TIME: Apache Cat

OPERATIONS

Adam Smith

Head of Hospitality & Events, Royal Randwick & Warwick Farm

Adam is responsible for leading operational strategies for race day and non-race day hospitality, event management, logistics, venue operations and customer service.

FAVOURITE RACEHORSE OF ALL TIME: Adam

Matt Sharman

Head of Hospitality & Events, Rosehill Gardens & Canterbury Park

Matt is responsible for leading operational strategies for race day and non-race day hospitality, event management, logistics, venue operations and customer service.

FAVOURITE RACEHORSE OF ALL TIME: Kingston Town.

Property Services

Ben Whatmore

General Manager AV & Broadcast

Ben is responsible for strategies for Broadcast and Audio Visual, operation of race day Outside Broadcast, operation of the LED screens and content as well as internal screens.

FAVOURITE RACEHORSE OF ALL TIME: Incitatus.

RACING & TRACKS

James Ross

General Manager Racing, Wagering & International

James is responsible for racing business at the Australian Turf Club including racing fixtures, programming and wagering. James also leads the ATCs international racing strategy to enhance participation and visitation.

FAVOURITE RACEHORSE OF ALL TIME: Subzero.

Lindsay Murphy

General Manager, Racecourses

Lindsay is responsible for the Australian Turf Club’s racetrack presentations, training tracks, gardens and surrounds along with conduct of training.

FAVOURITE RACEHORSE OF ALL TIME: Kingston Town.

Nevesh Ramdhani

Racecourse Manager, Royal Randwick

Nevesh manages end to end operations of the Royal Randwick racing and training tracks and plays a key role with Trainer liaison and communications, contract management and racing infrastructure.

FAVOURITE RACEHORSE OF ALL TIME: More Joyous.

Chris Toogood

Racecourse Manager, Rosehill Gardens

Chris manages end to end operations of the Rosehill Gardens racing and training tracks and plays a key role with Trainer liaison and communications, contract management and racing infrastructure.

FAVOURITE RACEHORSE OF ALL TIME: Kingston Town.

Greg Carmody

Racecourse Manager, Canterbury Park

Greg manages end to end operations of the Canterbury Park racing and training tracks and plays a key role with Trainer liaison and communications, contract management and racing infrastructure.

FAVOURITE RACEHORSE OF ALL TIME: Intergaze.

Mark Jones

Racecourse Manager, Warwick Farm

Mark manages end to end operations of the Warwick Farm racing and training tracks and plays a key role with Trainer liaison and communications, contract management and racing infrastructure.

FAVOURITE RACEHORSE OF ALL TIME: Octagonal.

HERITAGE OFFICE

Margaret Helback

Heritage Officer

Manages the ATC Heritage Collection of racing history, artwork and memorabilia, and the volunteer Heritage Society.

FAVOURITE RACEHORSE OF ALL TIME: The Barb.

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