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Board Members

Racing SA is controlled by a Board of Directors. They are as follows:

Rob Rorrison - Chair

Following a long career with Macquarie Group in Australia and Asia he currently works as a Senior Adviser at Taylor Collison. He has served on the Board of a number of companies in Australia, North America and Asia and is currently Executive Chairman of Climate Capital, and a Non-executive Director of Hong Kong based Baiyin International Investments.

Brett Dixon - Deputy Chair

Brett has been on the board of the Darwin Turf Club since 2002 and was elected as 12th Chairman of the Darwin Turf Club in 2008, following 3 years as Vice-Chairman. He is the Director of several successful companies and brings significant business and leadership credentials to the role of Racing SA director. Brett has a passion for thoroughbred racing and has been involved in breeding horses for the over 15 years.

Cos Cardone

Cos Cardone is the Chief Executive Officer of McGuire Media -  one of Australia’s largest independent producers of sport and sport entertainment for Australia’s leading FTA and PAY TV Networks.

He has been a Director of the Port Adelaide Football Club since 2012 and is Chairman of the Club’s Brand and Marketing Committee.

He was previously Director of Sport and Head of Entertainment for the Nine Network Australia.

Grant Harrison

Grant is the former General Manager of the SATAB (8 years) having been employed there for 25 years.  He has a Bachelor of Business and Associate Diploma of Marketing from University of South Australia.  

Grant also has extensive experience in sports administration having been on the Gymnastics Australia Board for 12 years, the last three as President.  He has also been a Board Member of the Australian Olympic Committee (2years) and is a current (since 2012) Director of Commonwealth Games Australia and the Australian Commonwealth Games Foundation.  He was a Board member of the Southern Football league for 5 years and Chairman of Gymnastics South Australia for 10 years.

Stephen Watts 

Stephen is an experienced accountant and Partner at Tilbrook Rasheed where he provides expert services in areas including management, strategic planning, taxation and equity funding advice.

He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia. He is currently a part-owner of 10 racehorses and was a previous owner of the legendary Rebel Raider.

Matt Lloyde

As National Manager of Sales, Marketing and Innovation for the division responsible for the Lysaght and Fielders brands at BlueScope Steel, Matt brings significant experience in delivering on business strategic projects.

He has served on the boards of numerous high-performance sporting organisations including Netball South Australia and the World Tennis Challenge Tournament.

Timothy Stokes

As a Partner with HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Tim works with Australia’s largest companies, family groups and not-for-profit and charitable organisations to help them navigate the full spectrum of their tax and legal affairs.

He holds a Masters of Law (Taxation) from the University of Melbourne and has significant racing industry experience, having provided advice to both Principal Racing Authorities and racing clubs concerning their tax-exempt status, ongoing operations (including governance) and the structure of their broadcasting and wagering activities.