Mr Spear brings a wealth of experience to the role having held a number of senior positions including State Manager for Ausdoc Information Management Services, State Manager for Regional Express Airlines, Commercial Manager Government for Ansett Airlines as well as having been the Commercial Manager Government for Australia Post.
He is currently the South Australian State Manager of the Institute of Company Directors with responsibility for, amongst other things, the strategic direction and commercial management of the organisation.
In announcing the appointment, GRSA Chairman Michael Fabbro noted the importance of recruiting quality personnel during such a critical period of opportunity for the racing industry. “David has a wide range of experience in a number of industry sectors including aviation, tourism, charity, sport, media and entertainment to complement the collective experience that already exists within the Board.”
Mr Spear responded “I am very pleased to take up a position of Director on the Board of Greyhound Racing SA. Being involved in such a dynamic and innovative organisation and sport is going to be exciting, challenging and rewarding. I believe the future is bright for the sport and the stakeholders at large.”
Corporate governance and strategic decision-making are amongst his personal strengths. In addition to his AICD role, Mr Spear holds current Board positions with Uniting Care Wesley Bowden and the Australian Children’s Performing Arts Company (Windmill Theatre).