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Farewelling Committee Members Provides Opportunities at Thoroughbred Park

The Canberra Racing Club (CRC) wishes to advise that Chairman Tim Olive and Committee Member Ian Mackay will not seek re-election at this October’s CRC Annual General Meeting when their current terms conclude. While the club recognises the many years of commitment from both members, it also considers this as an opportunity to seek new Members for the Committee.

Tim Olive has served on the Committee for 18 years including two terms as Chairman, while Ian Mackay has been on the Committee for 5 years including two years as Chairman. Tim and Ian have both made massive contributions through leading the club through challenging periods and ensuring the CRC is well progressed with the planning for the future development of our precinct.

CRC Vice Chairman, Les Boag, said: “We will forever be immensely grateful for the great contributions both Tim and Ian have made and the immense time and dedicated effort they have given to the club as volunteer present and past Chair and members of the Committee.” He said, “We sincerely thank them for the great contributions they have made.”

Tim Olive stated, “I am starting a new job in October and whilst my passion for Canberra Racing remains, being on the Committee particularly as Chairperson requires a major time commitment and for the next little while I need to focus my time and energy on succeeding in my new job and supporting my young family.”

Ian Mackay noted, “I have an enormous passion for racing and the Club and I don’t wish to let the Club down – but for personal reasons I need a break.”

Eligible Members of the Club are encouraged to apply for Committee positions at the up-coming elections.

The Club is also in the process of recruiting a new Chief Executive Officer and is expecting to make an announcement regarding the appointment in the near future.