Board Appointments Announced

Board Appointments Announced

Western Australia Minister for Racing & Gaming Terry Waldron

New Members For RWWA Board

Victor P Taffa

The Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA) Board of Directors has undergone a number of changes with two members standing down and two new members being appointed.

Racing and Gaming Minister Terry Waldron said John Bradshaw and Dr. Lianne Cretney-Barnes had been appointed to the RWWA board periods of two and three years respectively.

“Both appointees bring a great deal of experience and expertise to the RWWA Board.” Mr. Waldron said.

“Mr. Bradshaw’s significant experience with Regional Issues both as a Country Member of Parliament and a Parliamentary Secretary assisting the ministers for Mines, Tourism and Sport and Recreation make him well credentialed to discharge the required role of board member with experience in Regional Development.”

“Mr. Bradshaw has had a long relationship with the three racing codes, having previously owned a number of horses and greyhounds.” Mr. Waldron said.

The Minister said Dr. Cretney-Barnes’ experience in business administration and marketing would be a valuable addition to the combined expertise of the RWWA Board.

“Dr. Cretney-Barnes is currently serving on a number of high profile committees, including the Chemistry Centre of WA and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.” Mr. Waldron said.

Meanwhile, Mr. Waldron acknowledged the contribution of outgoing Board Members Ron McFarlane and Ian Taylor.

“Mr. Taylor was an inaugural RWWA Board Member, appointed with specific expertise and experience in Regional Development.” Mr. Waldron said.

“Among other achievements, Mr. Taylor was involved in facilitating the development of the Lark Hill thoroughbred training facility, bringing together racing, State planning and local government stakeholders to ensure a positive outcome.”

The Minister said Mr. McFarlane had also made a significant contribution to the State’s Racing Sector through his membership of the board.

“Mr. McFarlane was first appointed to the board in 2003, which marked the commencement of RWWA in which the former TAB and Principal State Racing Authorities were merged under new legislation.” Mr. Waldron said.

“In his seven-year term, he made a significant contribution to the governance and strategic direction of RWWA’s operations. His efforts towards establishing the WA Racing Industry Hall of Fame in 2007 are particularly significant.”

Mr. Waldron thanked both men for their services.

Jim Freemantle was re-appointed to the Board as RWWA Director his term expires on January 31, 2014.