Myles Foreman stepping down as Racing Australia CEO

Racing Australia CEO Myles Foreman
The outgoing Racing Australia CEO, Myles Foreman. (Photo: Sky)

Racing Australia CEO Myles Foreman has announced that he will be stepping down from the role at the end of June, following two years in the position.

Having joined Racing Information Services Australia (RISA) in 2006 as CEO, Foreman then became Operations CEO for the newly formed Racing Australia when RISA merged with the Australian Racing Board (ARB) in 2015.

In November 2019, Foreman took up the role of Acting CEO at Racing Australia, before being promoted to the role of CEO in October the following year, a position he has held since.

Racing Australia Chairman John Messara AM thanked Foreman for his contribution to the “advancement of Australian racing and breeding” throughout the course of his time at the helm.

“The Board joins me in thanking Myles for his hard work and dedication to the advancement of Australian racing and breeding over the past 16 years and we wish him well in the future, including in the establishment of his sports and business consultancy company,” Messara said.

“During his 16 years Myles has made significant and lasting contributions to the industry, including through the establishment of the Single National System (SNS) now used by all Principal Racing Authorities across Australia.

“Under his guidance, the related My Horse Racing Portal is transiting the industry’s paper-based forms online. Other developments during Myles’ tenure included the integration of the Stud Book into Racing Australia and the related establishment of the Equine Genetics Research Centre in Scone. In the welfare space, the introduction of expanded traceability rules and processes was an important development.

“Myles has guided a startup business when he first joined in 2006 delivering year on year growth, enabling reinvestment into the Racing Australia business.”

It is expected that Foreman will continue his role as Racing Australia CEO until the middle of the year, before assisting with the transition to a new CEO if required.

No replacement has been found for Foreman yet; however, Racing Australia will begin to consider a suitable successor, with a decision hopefully made before June.

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