Acting Premier and Minister for Racing Rob Hulls today announced the appointment of respected business analyst Nicholas Caley to the board of Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV).
Mr Hulls said the former director and executive of ABN AMRO Australia would enhance the range of skills already on the GRV board in a sport that had gone from strength to strength in recent years.
“Mr Caley’s strong business and finance background combined with his passion for greyhound racing makes him an excellent addition to what is already an outstanding board,” Mr Hulls said.
“He will bring strong financial acumen and a robust understanding of the racing industry through his experience as one of Australia’s elite financial forecasters including in the areas of wagering and gaming.
“I look forward to Mr Caley’s valued contribution to GRV. His appointment will strengthen GRV which has established a clear position as a leader of the national greyhound racing industry.”
GRV is a statutory body established under the Racing Act 1958 and has responsibility for the regulation, management and promotion of greyhound racing in Victoria.
Mr Caley’s appointment will fill the vacancy created when long serving member John Wardle’s term expired in July.
Mr Hulls paid tribute to Mr Wardle for his service to GRV as a board member since 1997.
“I would like to thank Mr Wardle for the tremendous service he has given to the greyhound racing industry during the past 12 years, including in his role as board deputy chairman since 2000,” Mr Hulls said.
“Mr Wardle’s hard work, legal expertise and enthusiasm for greyhound racing has undoubtedly contributed to the success enjoyed by the greyhound racing industry in recent years.”