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RWWA Executive Team


Richard Burt - Chief Executive Officer

Appointed September 2007

As the Chief Executive Officer of Racing & Wagering, Richard Burt 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". Richard also oversees the functions of compliance, legal, risk and audit.


Appointed February 2015

Contact Number: 08 9445 5200 Email:

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.

Ian Edwards - Chief Financial Officer

Appointed October 2017

Contact Number: 08 9445 5125 Email:

Ian leads the team responsible for the financial management of RWWA. His team also undertakes work in the administration of licensing and registration of racing participants/animals. The division includes a broad range of management roles including Manager Finance Corporate, Manager Finance Operations and Procurement Manager.


Denis Borovica - General Manager Racing Integrity

Appointed February 2012

Contact Number: 08 9445 5427 Email:

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.

Mike Saunders - General Manager Wagering

Appointed October 2012

Contact Number: 08 9445 5167 Email:

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.

Matthew Thomas - General Manager Human Resources

Appointed August 2013

Contact Number: 08 9445 5521 Email:

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.


Sam McCready - Chief Information Officer

Appointed in Role – June 2017

Contact Number: 08 9445 5489 Email:

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.

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