Greyhounds Australasia (GA) comprises representatives from the jurisdictional controlling bodies in Australia and New Zealand. The charter for GA is to support these jurisdictions via encouragement of a National / Regional approach to the Australasian greyhound racing industry. GA provides its stakeholders with value-added services and practices that support industry integrity, animal welfare and helps optimise returns ensuring a sustainable future for the industry.
GA is the governing and national rules body for Greyhound Racing in ANZ ensuring effective regulations, integrity and success of the sport, maintaining the highest standards on and away from the racetrack. GA is committed to the very highest standard of sports governance.
Greyhounds Australasia (GA) has a strategic vision for the Greyhound Racing industry to be vibrant, sustainable and a recognised world-leader in animal welfare and racing integrity. Following a 2019 review and strategic planning process they have a strategic plan incorporating five core pillars;
The CEO will report to the Chairman and Board of Directors and will lead and deliver the strategic plan. This is a key leadership position that will best promote and represent the interests of GA in the racing, government and wider communities. The CEO role will require the highest level of integrity and transparency in promoting industry development and providing advice, guidance and support to the Independent Chairman and Board. This is high profile role with significant responsibility, but with a small head office team it is important to note that it is ‘hands-on’ in delivery and proactive with all GA Partners.
The CEO is responsible for the day to day administration of GA, its core reporting requirements on behalf the industry as well as designing and implementing approved policy and leading the management of a number of committees in addition to ad hoc projects – often with agency or consulting partners – for the improvement of the industry for all members and partners.
The CEO is the primary spokesperson for the organisation, acting as an Ambassador for Greyhound Racing and leading stakeholder management across all state and national governing bodies, media, government, wagering bodies, international racing authorities and in public relations and communication.GA is a National Governing Body and the CEO must recognise and respect the responsibilities of the State and Clubs / Tracks in the delivery of Racing. Importantly, this is forward looking role that will promote and support the Board and Member bodies and deliver on the 2019 Strategic Plan to renew and reinvigorate the industry.
The ability to operate across a complex stakeholder management will be critical to the success of this role. As such the successful candidate will possess exceptional communication skills, demonstrating a proven ability to build consensus. They will also be resilient and have the ability to build relationships at all levels of the industry from Government bodies to Owner and Member Organisation staff.
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For a confidential discussion about the role, please send your CV along with cover letter before Friday 30 August 2019 to Jonathan Harris at email@example.com or call 0413 939 993.
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