Senior business leader Tim Eddy has been appointed to the Board of Racing Victoria.
Victorian Minister for Racing Martin Pakula announced on Tuesday that Mr Eddy would replace Michael Andrew AO, who passed away in June after providing three years of service to the Racing Victoria board.
Mr Eddy has 40 years’ experience leading and managing professional services, change management and governance operations, and has a long-held passion for horse racing.
He holds executive and non-executive advisory roles with a range of private and government organisations and was formerly managing partner of Oceania operations with Ernst and Young, and vice chair of Ernst and Young’s global operations.
Mr Eddy has qualifications from Melbourne University, and the London and Harvard business schools. He joins chair Brian Kruger, deputy chair Mike Hirst, Rowen Craigie, Kate Joel, Ross Lanyon, Sharon McCrohan and Greg Nichols on the Racing Victoria board.
Racing Victoria is the independent governing body for the Victorian thoroughbred racing industry, which supports more than 25,000 full-time equivalent jobs across the state.
Its objectives are to develop, encourage, promote and manage the conduct of thoroughbred racing by encouraging broad participation and sustainably growing the industry’s social and economic value.
“Tim has demonstrated outstanding commercial acumen in a distinguished business career. His experience in governance and risk management will be a real asset for Racing Victoria,” said Pakula.
“His appointment to the board will help ensure that Victoria remains the nation’s premier racing state, and that the industry can continue to support thousands of jobs in businesses large and small.”
“Tim steps into giant shoes. Michael Andrew’s passing this year was deeply felt across the industry, on a personal and professional level.”
“I’m delighted to welcome Tim to the board – his expertise will serve us well as we work to ensure our industry can continue to prosper in Victoria,” said Racing Victoria chairman Brian Kruger.