Greyhound Racing NSW – Appointment of Independent Directors
By TheDogs News Desk
Expressions of interest are invited from persons wishing to be considered for appointment as an independent director of the Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) Board.
An ‘independent director’ is defined in the Greyhound Racing Act 2017 (the Act) as a person who is not (or was not in the previous 7 years) a greyhound racing industry participant, a proprietor of a greyhound trial track, a race club official or a member of a greyhound racing club (section 17(6)). The Minister for Better Regulation and INNOVATION, the Hon Kevin Anderson MP, has established a selection process to appoint independent directors to the GRNSW Board.
The Act provides that GRNSW’s principal objectives are to be a commercially viable entity, to exhibit a sense of social responsibility by having regard to the welfare of greyhounds and to promote greyhound racing in NSW as a competitive and sustainable industry with a high level of public trust.
The selection panel appointed to undertake the selection process will be looking for people with the skills, experience and knowledge commensurate with the functions performed by GRNSW directors. These include setting strategic direction, liaising with stakeholders, ensuring compliance with statutory requirements, managing risk and monitoring organisational performance.
The Panel’s recommendations to the Minister on suitable candidates will be merit-based and have regard to ensuring the GRNSW Board has an appropriate and diverse mix of skills, knowledge and experience to best support its principal functions and objects.
Candidates should have regard to the requirements in the Act for GRNSW directors, including that directors act in the public interest and in the interests of the greyhound racing industry as a whole in the State (Part 3 and Schedule 2).
Competitive candidates will be required to complete a comprehensive probity assessment to be eligible for appointment, and should also familiarise themselves with the requirements of the GRNSW Board Code of Conduct.
Closing date for expressions of interest is Sunday, 23 May 2021.
Expressions of interest: Via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject as “Greyhound Racing NSW Independent Director Appointments”.
Further information may also be requested at that email address.