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Board of Directors and Management Team

We employ 280 full-time staff and over 2,000 casual staff who pride themselves on exceeding guests’ expectations at hundreds of race meetings and events each year across our venues.

Introduction

Our people are a key part of our success and committed to ensuring that we deliver outstanding customer service. 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 to four years and meets at least once a month. 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, Commercial, Membership and Racing.

Board of Directors

Matthew McGrath

Chairman, GAICD

Appointed to the Board 1 February 2015

Chair of the Board of the company from 11 September 2018 › Director Australis Communications

Director Makachla Pty Ltd

Thoroughbred racehorse owner over past ten years

Chairman of Property and Racing Infrastructure Committee

Member of Finance and Audit Committee

Member of Remuneration & Nomination Committee

 

Julia Ritchie

Vice Chair, MAICD

Appointed to the Board 1 February 2015

Vice-Chair of the Board of the company from 11 September 2018

Former Director NSW Racehorse Owners Association

Former Director of the Australian Jockey Club Limited

Thoroughbred breeder and racehorse owner for over 40 years

Owner and Director of Wild Oaks and Oak Ridge Spelling & Agistment farms

Executive Director The Bill & Patricia Ritchie Foundation

Chair of Commercial Committee

Member of Property and Racing Infrastructure Committee

Chair of Remuneration and Nomination Committee

 

Angela Belle McSweeney

Director, GAICD

Appointed to the Board 1 February 2017

Director H Q Productions

Marketing Consultant to racing industry for over 25 years

Winner of NSW Racehorse Owners Association Trophy for the single person contributing the most to Racing

Established “Fashions on the Field” at the request of the AJC, leading to wider “Fashions on the Field” throughout NSW

Third generation of the McSweeney/Nailon racing family

Graduate Australian Institute of Directors

Current owner and previous owner of over fifty thoroughbred racehorses over the last three decades

Vice President The Black & White Committee for Vision Australia since 2012

Awarded Life Membership to City Tattersall’s Club

Member of Commercial Committee

Member of Safety & Risk Committee

Member of Australian Turf Club Foundation

 

Tim Hale SC

Director

Appointed to the Board 1 February 2021

Senior Counsel for New South Wales since 1999

Queens Counsel for Western Australia since 2000

Member of Safety Risk and Welfare Committee

Member of Property and Infrastructure Committee

Ben Bayot

Director

Appointed to the Board 21 May 2021

Managing Director, Facilities First Australia

Managing Director, Serco Facilities Management

Chair of Finance and Audit Committee

David McGrath

Director

Appointed to the Board 14 February 2022

Member of Property and Infrastructure Committee

Member of Commercial Committee

Peter McGauran

Director

Appointed to the Board 14 February 2022

Member of Remuneration and Nomination Committee

Member of Safey, Risk and Welfare Committee

Member of Finance and Audit Committee

Executives

Jamie Barkley

Chief Executive Officer

Matt Galanos

Chief Financial Officer

James Ross

Executive General Manager Racing & Wagering

Melinda Madigan

Executive General Manager Commercial

Jane Coles

Executive General Manager Member & Customer Experience

Melissa Richards

Executive General Manager People & Culture