New Administrator appointed for GRNSW shutdown

JOHN Gibbons has been announced as the Administrator of () and will manage the transition towards for both the governing body and the affected clubs.

Gibbons brings more than four decades of experience in corporate recovery and restructuring to the role, with the government confident he has the necessary skills to undertake the complex task of shutting down greyhound racing within the state.

A Director of Corporate Recovery at Bentleys with extensive experience in receivership and administration, Deputy Premier and Minister for Racing said Gibbons’ skills will be valuable for his upcoming role.

“As Administrator of GRNSW, he will oversee the continuing operation of the industry until 1 July 2017 including scheduling race meetings, stewarding and compliance,” he said.

Among Gibbons’ past roles, he conducted the complex scheme administration of New Cap Reinsurance Corporation and an investigation into former insurance giant HIH.

Gibbons will now work towards developing and implementing a business plan for the winding up of the greyhound industry and GRNSW. The business plan will be flagged to be released publicly and provide detailed guidance on measures to manage the industry’s business and functions throughout the closure.

Greyhounds Transition Taskforce Co-ordinator General Dr will continue to develop a transition package to assist industry participants throughout and after the shutdown.

Troy Grant also thanked outgoing Interim of GRNSW, Paul Newson, for his management of the industry over the past 18 months.

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dogem53
dogem53
4 years ago

ME THINKS TODAY,SEPTEMBER 9th,2016,IS THE START OF THE PUSH BACK BY THOSE WHO NEEDED TO PUSH FOR US.

let’s see how the day pans out.

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
4 years ago

We must focus on Orange By Election, i’am taking  up a 12 seat mini bus to work on the booths. Baird and Grant have already  lost a lot of skin, this By election ITS TIME to make them bleed !

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
4 years ago

Hand picked by  Baird and Grant what chance are we , They’ll do what there told , KENIRY and GIBBONS we are secondary !

dogem53
dogem53
4 years ago

BobWhitelaw great stuff bob. just what is needed.more going that you know of?

dogem53
dogem53
4 years ago

BobWhitelaw I WOULD SPREAD THE WORD THAT KENIRY,(THE DOG KILLER IF NOT UP TO STANDARD ON THE FARM) SHOULD BE IGNORED BY ALL. there will be no compensation. it is written into that BILL that was RUSHED so quickly through,even when the GOVERNOR GENERAL was away on business. DUNC GRAY got it signed off by the GG’s assistant(all legal) so that says enough. I wrote before that BAIRD promised a compensation to USA investors on the mine deal that EDDIE OBEID and others were involved in. it let them hang on for ages,before announcing………NO COMPENSATION. that’s it. don’t fool yourselves… Read more »

lone widow
lone widow
4 years ago

Our day will come Mr Baird, Grant, Gibbons, Keniry.

 https://t.co/NVlS54bK0V

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
4 years ago

Its official that Keniry is not officially in charge of the Transition part of the industry! Newson is still steering the Ship. In other news Nats party meeting today former member of Clarence  Steve Cansdell resign from the National Party , he stated he couldn’t support a party that has betrayed the Greyhound  industry .

dogem53
dogem53
4 years ago

BobWhitelaw see. see what I been saying. he was a stupid fumbling oaf. he had no idea how to set questions,reply to questions,because he was a front. I say this. unless MALCOLM TURNBULL wakes up today and see his LIBERAL PARTY group is under immense pressure,state by state,he will fall on his own sword. PETA CREDLIN is hinting that since ABBOTT was removed, TURNBULL has achieved….ZILCH. and that is in just 12 months.the LIBERALS are in real strife,and if he wants to turn it around OVERNIGHT,he can act on RULE 122 and call BAIRD in for a chit chat and… Read more »

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
4 years ago

Visited the RSPCA Pound on Friday while there viewing dogs housed together ,i ask one of the workers there why are these dogs doubled up in these jail like cells ! she told I, we are above the capacity at the moment . WHEN ASK ABOUT EUTHANASIA  i was hit with the line (I KNOW NOTHING) We in the greyhound industry are bound by regulation on how we house  our dogs its apparent the RSPCA don’t .Foot note 3 greyhound there, out of over 100 dogs and this mob is making Millions and don’t pay one cent in TAX and… Read more »

dogem53
dogem53
4 years ago

http://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/millions-vote-in-nsw-local-elections-amid-backdrop-of-controversial-council-mergers/news-story/d7d4bbc7e80f54d2b4c3cfc2a33f7b8e

huge swing to labor in council elections.

BAIRD, u r on notice boy,and in the world of politics,you are just a boy.

and when you stoip listening to your LOBBYIST hoons,you just may learn something about political life.

you are struggling in a spoonful of wate.

dogem53
dogem53
4 years ago

BobWhitelaw BOB….you should have snuck in a camera and sent to ABC. and AA. they love those sorts of dramatic images. as for the RSPCA,they have lost the path of why they were created in the first place. the ACTIVIST crap they have got involved in has sullied there reputations,and this new wave leadership group they have now,are to busy paying enormous wages to those at the top,than animal welfare control. to get involved in closing down a business, an animal business,to appease those groups who have also lost their direction on what there agenda was designed for,says it all.… Read more »

Deborah555
Deborah555
4 years ago

BobWhitelaw  Yes it is hypocrisy of the highest order for the CEO of the RSPCA and one of its scientific officers (vet at the commission) to loudly and proudly support banning racing which will result in large numbers of greyhounds being handed in when people can no longer afford to feed them. If you only have a couple or maybe  few you can keep them but the dogs in the bigger kennels are doomed. The argument “if the greyhound people loved them they would keep them” is of course bullshit it does not matter how much you love 30 dogs without… Read more »

dogem53
dogem53
4 years ago

tell me what’s wrong with this scenario…..

ANDREW BARR(ACT LABOR) WANTS DOG RACING SHUT DOWN IN CANBERRA……………..LIBERAL CANDIDATES DON’T,BUT WANT AN ENQUIRY.

MIKE BAIRD(LIBERAL PARTY) WANTS DOG RACING SHUT DOWN FOREVER…………….LUKE FOLEY(LABOR PARTY) DOESN’T WANT IT SHUT DOWN.

what am I missing here?

dogem53
dogem53
4 years ago

I can hear the drums Fernando……….

well, I can hear the drums for BAIRD.and the beat is saying,he is GONE.

lone widow
lone widow
4 years ago

dogem53 Baird this morning using taxpayers money to boost his popularity by offering ,000,000.00 reward for information on the disappearance of William Tyrrell, although a good thing.

We cannot relax.   Cunning bastard.

Deborah555
Deborah555
4 years ago

lone widow dogem53  Yes he’s very busy throwing money at the peasants. Childcare costs down, this reward (and I agree a good thing) what a pity his concern for children didn’t extend to maintaining hospital gas lines before everyone told him he was an arsehole and they were not going to vote for him next election. Could have saved a little baby from dying and another beautiful little girl from damage that will affect her forever. I bet he was hoping to save that money for closer to the next election must be worried despite his claims. He is a cunning… Read more »

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
4 years ago

Deborah555 BobWhitelaw Yeah Deb, I remember my Dad saying its good having a handy dog in your kennel , he earns enough to feed the other slow ones in the kennel and many trainers have done the same for many years and still do.

Deborah555
Deborah555
4 years ago

BobWhitelaw Deborah555  Bob I think that’s how everyone’s kennel runs except the “top” trainers who just take the “top” dogs and get all the press.

The rest of us just want enough so that all of our dogs are well fed and looked after including our old ones and if there’s any money left over well we spend it on the dogs anyway. I don’t know too many dog trainers out to make themselves rich or famous.

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
4 years ago

Deborah555 Spot on Deb