The day to day operations of the Thoroughbred Racing SA are managed by a team of dedicated and highly experience individuals.
Chief Executive Officer
Appointed to the position in mid-April 2009, Jim moved to Adelaide from New Zealand where he held a number of senior positions including, most recently, Chief Executive of the Thoroughbred Racing Action Consortium
Jim also has significant experience across racing advisory groups including NZ Thoroughbred Racing’s Jockey’s Safety Review Group, the NZ Racing Board’s Equine Influenza Crisis Management Group and the Minister of Racing’s Task Force, established to review the NZ Racing Industry.
Chief Operating Officer
Nick commenced with Thoroughbred Racing SA Ltd (TRSA) in June 2008.
Nick has a broad experience in the professional services environment as well as working a diverse range of small and large manufacturing enterprises in a number of differing roles.
Nick’s role as Chief Operating Officer includes the management of the Finance, Administration, IT and Racing Departments as well as overseeing the enforcement of the Betting Operation Contribution legislation.
Nick is TRSA’s nominated Director to the national industry bodies, Racing Information Services Australia Pty Ltd (RISA) and the Trainers Transaction Service Centre Pty Ltd (TTSC) and is Company Secretary for Thoroughbred Racing SA Ltd.
Chairman of Stewards
Appointed to the position in February 2013, Johan previously held the position of TRSA’s Deputy Chairman of Stewards from April 2004.
Johan’s experience includes Thoroughbred Chairman of Stewards in Tasmania (4 years), and Steward/Deputy Chairman of Stewards in South Africa (9 years).
Johan has tertiary qualifications in Science, Law and Project Management. As Chairman of Stewards he is also a member of the National Chairman of Stewards’ Committee to the Australian Racing Board.
Industry Marketing Manager
Appointed as the Marketing Industry Manager in April 2015, Michelle Joins TRSA with over 15 years’ experience in the marketing industry and over twenty years’ experience within the wagering industry including a variety of roles both on and off course.
In her most recent work history she previously worked as TattsBet’s National Marketing Manager Racing, based at the company’s head office in Brisbane. Prior to this role, Michelle spent nine years working as Marketing Manager for SA TAB, which is a member of the ASX listed Tatts Group. Additionally Michelle has worked in the finance and manufacturing sectors, both within marketing roles.