Mr Griffin, who has acted as Interim Chief Executive Officer since October 2020, was chosen by a selection panel following an extensive advertising and recruitment process.
“Mr Griffin has over 30 years’ experience in senior leadership roles in the NSW and Queensland public service, particularly within a regulatory context”, Mr Brown said.
“He has contributed significantly to the Commission since joining its ranks as the Director Customer Experience, Capability and Assurance in 2019 and then as Interim CEO for the past six months.”
“Mr Griffin is very well-placed to advance the Commission’s reputation as a trusted, fair, firm and impartial regulator of the NSW greyhound racing industry.”
According to a GWIC spokesperson, Mr Griffin’s achievements include:
- Streamlining the Commission’s registration and notification processes;
- Reconciling the NSW Greyhound Register;
- Implementing new registration classes;
- Establishing the Greyhound Industry Participants Advisory Council (GIPAC)
- Securing $3.6m for the implementation of eTracking of Greyhounds in NSW
“My focus as Chief Executive Officer of GWIC will be on delivering a world leading eTracking system so that the industry can account for every registered greyhound in addition to improving the Commission’s efficiency and effectiveness in supporting the industry and delivering better services”, Mr Griffin said.
“I look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with GRNSW, GBOTA, Greyhound Clubs NSW, GIPAC, key stakeholders, participants and Commission’s staff to secure the future prosperity of the greyhound racing industry in NSW by delivering improved welfare and integrity.”
The selection panel comprised Chief Commissioner Brown, Commissioner Peter Collins, Mr Ken Brown AM (Chair of Harness Racing NSW and former NSW Government Department head) and Ms Roxane Marcelle-Shaw (Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Standards Council).