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Minister for Racing Confirms Appointment of New GRV Chairman

The Andrews Labor Government today confirmed the appointment of Bernie Carolan as the new Chair of Greyhound Racing Victoria.

Minister for Racing Martin Pakula said Mr Carolan brought a wealth of experience to his new role and would lead reform across Victoria’s greyhound racing industry.

Mr Carolan’s experience in leadership roles includes CEO of the Transport Ticketing Authority and CEO of Metlink Victoria.

Mr Carolan joins GRV at an exciting time for the greyhound racing industry as it undertakes significant reforms to improve integrity and animal welfare across the sport.

He replaces Ray Gunston, who has recently taken on a full-time position at the AFL, but will remain on the Board until the end of September in order to provide continuity.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Racing Martin Pakula
“I congratulate Mr Carolan on his appointment as the new Chair of Greyhound Racing Victoria and thank Mr Gunston for his leadership during his time as Chair.”

“Mr Carolan is widely respected and will help lead Greyhound Racing Victoria through this time of change and restore confidence in the industry.”

“Animal welfare is a top priority and the Andrews Labor Government will work with Greyhound Racing Victoria to ensure the integrity of the sport and the industry.”


This release is courtesy of the Victorian Government. 

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