Directors/Executives

Club Menangle Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer

Bruce Christison

Chief Executive / Company Secretary

Chief Executive & Company Secretary - Appointed 1st September 2014. Former Operations Manager (2004-2014) and Financial Controller (1994-2004) – NSW Harness Racing Club; Former Secretary Australian Pacing Gold (2004-2009); Former Assistant Financial Controller Westpac Travel (1991-1994); Director of Racingcorp Pty Ltd; Secretary NSWHRC Syndications; Member of the Finance and Development work group, Member of Marketing, Catering and Events work group; Member of Media and Communications work group; Member of the Horse & Jockey & Registered Club workgroup.

David Wonson

Racing Manager

Racing Manager since 2004

Chris Bolenski

Finance Manager

Finance Manager since 2004. Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting); Over 17 years accounting experience with a Financial Accounting and Audit background; Previously held audit positions with KPMG and Deloitte.

Ray Sharman

Chairman / Director

25 years a Director – Chairman 5 years. Deputy Chairman (2007-2013). Executive Director (2001-2007). Licensee of a conveyancing practice in south-west Sydney; Hospital Scientist; Bachelor of Science; Diploma of Law; Delegate to Harness Racing Australia; former Director of Racingcorp Pty Ltd; Director NSWHRC Syndications; Representative Harness Racing Industry Consultative Group; Chairman of the Horse & Jockey & Registered Club work group; Member of the Finance & Development workgroup.

Robert Marshall

Deputy Chairman / Director

5 years a Director – Deputy Chairman. Representative on Harness Racing Industry Consultative Group; Deputy Chairman of Australian Pacing Gold; Member of the Penalty Review Committee of Harness Racing NSW; Director of NSWHRC Syndications; Chairman of the Media and Communications work group; Member of the Horse & Jockey & Registered Club workgroup; Member of the Marketing, Catering, Events and Membership work group; Former Chairman of the Inter Dominion Harness Racing Council; Former Member of Harness Racing NSW; Former Member of the Harness Racing Regulatory Authority; Former Executive Director of the NSW Harness Racing Club.

William Ellis

Director / Executive Director

3 years a Director - Executive Director. Journalist (Consolidated Press 1964-1972; News Limited 1972-2008 including Olympic News Team 2000 and editor harness racing content, Daily Telegraph); Trainer-driver 1969-2007 with A-Grade licences from 1975; Foundation member, NSW Harness Racing Media Guild and President from 1990-2008; Member former Harness Racing Advisory Council 1996; Advisor to NSW Harness Racing Appeals from 2012; Recipient of the HRA Meritorious Service Award; Delegate to the Harness Racing Clubs Committee; Director of Australian Pacing Gold; Member of the Marketing, Catering, Events & Membership workgroup; Member of the Media & Communications workgroup.

Michael Brown

Director

5 years a Director. Director of Michael Brown Planning Strategies Pty Ltd; Qualified Mediator (Australian Commercial Disputes Centre); Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Planning); Diploma in Local Government Management; Associate Diploma in Town and Country Planning; Delegate for Harness Racing Clubs Committee; Director NSWHRC Syndications; Member of the Racing, Facilities, Track and Infrastructure work group; Chairman of the Marketing, Catering Events and Membership work group; Member of Horse & Jockey & Registered Club work group. Harness Racing NSW Volunteer Appreciation Award 2016. Initiated the Indigenous Drivers Series (JC Caffyn Plate). President of NSW Standardbred Owners Association and Delegate on the Harness Racing Industry Consultative Group.

Graeme Campbell

Director

2 years a Director. Over 30 years experience in corporate consultancy services with particular emphasis on hotels and registered clubs. Current board appointments include; Executive Chairman Ainsworth Game Technology, Director of Liquor Marketing Group Limited (Bottle Mart); Non-executive Director of Lantern Hotels Group; and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Illawarra Catholic Club Group. Previous Board appointments include; Vice Chairman Harness Racing Australia; Chairman of Harness Racing NSW; Director of Central Coast Stadium; and Director of Blue Pyrenees Wines. Mr Campbell is a recipient of the J.P. Stratton award and the Ern Manea Gold Medal and was an inductee of the Inter Dominion Hall of Fame in February 2014. Awarded Order of Australia Medal in January 2018 for services to harness racing. Chairman of the Finance & Development workgroup; Member of the Horse & Jockey & Registered Club workgroup.

Daniel Cordina

Director

1 year a Director. Currently the General Manager of Cordina Chickens with decades of experience in senior corporate management. Lifetime of involvement in the harness racing industry as an owner, breeder and administrator. Current racing administrative involvement includes Director, NSW Standardbred Sales, Vice-President NSW Standardbred Owners Association, committee-member NSW Trotters Association. Also an active member of Harness Breeders NSW and Harness Breeders Victoria. Member of the Racing, Facilities, Track & Infrastructure workgroup; Member of the Marketing, Catering, Events & Membership workgroup.

Alex Smith

Director

Director appointed 20 October 2018. Currently retired with over 40 years experience in the NSW Public sector, including appointments in the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Industrial Relations and Employment; and the Department of Land and Water Conservation. Alex’s final appointment was to the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet as Deputy Director General. Alex was made a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his service to public administration. Alex continues to provide consultancy services to the NSW public sector as Chair and members of various Audit and Risk Committees. Alex has many years experience in the harness racing industry. Post his public sector career, Alex served as a Member of HRNSW and is currently a member of Harness Breeders NSW and the NSW Owners Association. He currently races a number of horses together with his brother-in-law.

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