The Victorian Andrews Labor Government has announced the reappointment of Bernie Carolan as Chair of the Greyhound Racing Victoria Board and Robert Greenall as a board member.
Mr Carolan has been the Chair of the Board since 2015, a period that has seen the greyhound industry undertake significant reforms to improve integrity and animal welfare.
Victorian racing minister Martin Pakula said the two board members being reappointed was common-sense as the Victorian greyhound industry, and the sport as a whole, goes through a period of change.
“Mr Carolan and Mr Greenall have made valuable contributions to the Board of Greyhound Racing Victoria during an important period of reform and improvements to animal welfare, and I congratulate them on their reappointments,” he said.
“Greyhound Racing Victoria plays a crucial role in regulating and promoting the greyhound industry and ensuring that it continues to generate economic benefits for Victoria.”
Currently the principal of the consulting and advisory service Caroplan, Mr Carolan brings extensive experience in transport projects, technology and operations.
His experience as a chief executive officer includes three years leading Victoria’s Transport Ticketing Authority from 2010–13, and six years as head of the public transport customer information and marketing entity, Metlink Victoria from 2004–10.
Mr Carolan is also the independent chair of key committees for major urban redevelopment and rail and light rail projects in Melbourne, and Newcastle and Parramatta in New South Wales.
Mr Greenall has also been a member of the Greyhound Racing Victoria Board since 2015. An experienced veterinary surgeon, he is the founder and managing director of the agricultural and veterinary consultancy AgVet Projects.
From 2012–14, Mr Greenall was a non-executive director of Dairy Food Safety Victoria, the statutory body regulating food safety for dairy products.
He was Director of the National Milk Harvesting Centre at the University of Melbourne from 2000–06, where he oversaw the centre’s core work in research and development and education projects, as well as some commercial projects and manufacturing.
Mr Greenall has a Master of Veterinary Studies (Dairy Medicine and Management) from the University of Melbourne, and a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (Honours) and a Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Biology) from Murdoch University. He is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.