IAN EDWARDS – ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER / CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Appointed October 2020 / October 2017

As the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA), Ian Edwards is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the business and implementing the organisation’s strategic plan. Each year the Board and Executive review and agree the strategic direction for the TAB and three codes of equine and greyhound racing. This process requires execution of highly effective commercial strategies to ensure RWWA can deliver on its Purpose, that is, “to provide a positive sustainable future to the Western Australian Racing Industry”.

Continuing his role as Chief Financial Officer, Ian also leads the team responsible for the financial management of RWWA. The finance team covers a broad range of functions including management accounting, financial planning & analysis and statutory and government reporting. The Finance and Business Services Division also includes a procurement function responsible for delivering compliance and commercial value to RWWA, as well as legal, regulatory compliance, risk, internal audit and general administration services to the racing industry.

CHARLOTTE MILLS - GENERAL MANAGER RACING

Appointed February 2015

Contact Number: 08 9445 5200
Email: charlotte.mills@rwwa.com.au

Charlotte oversees RWWA’s Racing Division which comprises of the racing marketing, corporate communications, TAB radio teams as well as government strategy and relations. This division will be responsible for managing corporate communications, promoting wagering through our media assets and developing and implementing racing marketing plans aimed at increasing on course attendance, animal ownership and repositioning the brand of racing, which will require strong stakeholder engagement across the racing industry.

MIKE SAUNDERS - GENERAL MANAGER WAGERING

Appointed October 2012

Contact Number: 08 9445 5167
Email: michael.saunders@rwwa.com.au

Mike and his team oversee the management of RWWA’s wagering and the associated retail support services and marketing functions. The Wagering Division has a strong emphasis on the planning and development of the physical TAB retail network with a goal to maximise sales and ensure return on investment. Retail is RWWA’s competitive advantage in WA and the core principles of continuous improvement and “retail people” development underpin RWWA’s ability to maintain that advantage. Mike’s team is investing considerably in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools and integrating communications into the Social Media space to further leverage our brand and support the overall wagering strategy. The responsibility of our call centre and customer services area also sits under this Division

DENIS BOROVICA - GENERAL MANAGER RACING INTEGRITY

Appointed February 2012

Contact Number: 08 9445 5427
Email: denis.borovica@rwwa.com.au

Denis’ Racing Integrity team comprises of Stewards from all three codes, racecourse investigators, RWWA’s Veterinary officer and race day operational staff, operating out of the offices adjacent to the Ascot racecourse in Perth. The proper conduct and integrity of racing activities are a core responsibility of RWWA. The racing industry relies on the public’s support through wagering on the outcome of races and critical to that is maintaining confidence within the sport. The Racing Integrity Division, led by Denis ensures the integrity and fairness of the racing industry to build confidence and support of the public and participants in the industry. This incorporates assurance administration processes including the licensing and registration of participants and animals, hearings and appeals, Rules of Racing, RWWA and racecourse investigations.

SAM MCCREADY - CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Appointed in Role – June 2017

Contact Number: 08 9445 5489
Email: sam.mccready@rwwa.com.au

Sam and his Information Services team are responsible for design and execution of the technical plan covering RUN, GROW and TRANSFORM, of the technical landscape within RWWA with focus on the Business Value of IT investments and driving the customer outcomes needed. This is achieved by maintaining the strategic oversight and direction of technical innovation and driving an operating model of agility in thinking and execution. The team provides both day to day operational support and delivery of major projects.

MATTHEW THOMAS - GENERAL MANAGER PEOPLE & CULTURE

Appointed August 2013

Contact Number: 08 9445 5521
Email: matthew.thomas@rwwa.com.au

Matt oversees RWWA’s Human Resources division, which is responsible for the development and implementation of human resource management strategy and the provision of HR consultancy and advice to managers for all workplace development and employee relations functions across the organisation. In addition, the delivery of Payroll services and the management of staff data and reporting as well as learning & development for TAB agents and the organisation sit within this division. The corporate social responsibility and government strategy and relations functions will also be overseen by Matt.