Mr Kevin Dixon has been today been appointed chairman of the board with a deputy chairman to be decided at the next RQL board meeting.
Incoming RQL chairman, Kevin Dixon said that a key priority for the board would be to work closely with the new Government to help facilitate a smooth transition to a proposed new governance structure for the racing industry.
“The Government has committed to devolve the current All Codes Racing Board into three separate Control Boards, one for each code, and oversee the establishment of an All Codes Industry Board to advise on matters of strategic importance impacting on the entire racing sector such as television rights,” Mr Dixon said.
“The Board of RQL looks forward to working with the Government during the transition process.”
Mr Warwick Stansfield has served as chairman of the Albion Park Harness Racing Club (APHRC) since 2008. He was elected to the APHRC committee in 2005 and served as treasurer before becoming chair. Mr Stansfield oversaw the successful 2009 Inter Dominion Series conducted by the APHRC. He has served as a director of Australian Pacing Gold sales company and has bred and owned standardbreds.
Mr Greg Hallam is the current chief executive of the Queensland Local Government Association and brings with him a sound understanding of the needs of regional and rural Queensland. Mr Hallem has been a board member of LG Infrastructure Services Ptd Ltd, Sporting Wheelies and the Queensland Treasury Corporation. Mr Hallam is a thoroughbred owner and breeder and part-owned 2006 Stradbroke Handicap winner La Montagna.
Mr John Falvey is the former president of the United Queensland Greyhound Association. He has over 25 years’ corporate experience including holding senior executive positions for Stockland, Westfield, QIC and AMP. He has trained, bred and owned greyhounds and has also been a standardbred owner.