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Last Updated: 15 February 2023 01:58:03 PM

GRV Leadership Team

Stuart Laing | Chief Executive Officer

(Commenced July 2014)

Stuart joined GRV in July 2014 after 20 years in thoroughbred racing with Racing Victoria and Country Racing Victoria where he held senior management positions in Marketing, Business Development, Strategy and Wagering. Stuart has successfully led business growth initiatives including domestic and international wagering optimisation, the marketing and promotion of the Spring Racing Carnival and major events, digital media expansion and the co-ordination of major media partnerships for the racing industry. Stuart holds a Bachelor of Management (Marketing) and a Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Organisation Dynamics).

Dr Gavin Goble | General Manager Greyhound Welfare & Rehoming

(Commenced June 2016)

Gavin is an experienced veterinarian with particular expertise in racing greyhounds, spending over 15 years in veterinary clinical practice. He has attended over 500 greyhound race meetings as on-track veterinarian, both in New Zealand and Victoria. In addition he has spent over 13 years in senior management roles, with both a strong strategic and operational focus, most recently as Australian General Manager of Gribbles Veterinary Pathology.

Jacquetta Griggs | General Manager Finance & Clubs

(Commenced April 2020)

Jacquetta has over 20 years’ experience in executive and senior management positions across a range of industry sectors.

Before joining GRV, Jacquetta was Chief Financial Officer at Australian Industry Standards Ltd, Senior Finance Manager for Elbit Systems, Financial Controller at Sturrock and Robson Asia Pacific and worked as a Senior Business Analyst and Project Manager at Boeing Aerostructures Australia.

Jacquetta holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Deputy President of CPA Australia’s Victorian Divisional Council, an Accounting Advisory Board Member at Deakin University and chairs Swinburne Business School’s Course Advisory Committee.

Terrie Benfield | General Counsel and General Manager Corporate Services

(Commenced September 2015)

Before joining GRV, Terrie held a number of positions within the Department of Education, including Director, Major Projects and Director, Information & Knowledge Management and Manager, Commercial and Property Law. She has also held senior legal positions with the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office and the Gambling Licences Review and Transition Project. Terrie holds an Executive Masters of Public Administration, Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce.

Mark Wells | General Manager Participants & Strategy

(Commenced June 2016)

Mark has held a range of executive and leadership roles across a range of sectors including Utilities, Retail, Financial Services, Government and Professional Services specialising in strategy development and planning, organisational transformation and major program delivery.

Achievements include key leadership roles in the decentralization and privatisation of a government energy utility, executive roles in the demutualisation, mergers and major regulatory reforms within banking and financial services, along with the development of finance, information management and technology strategies and roadmaps within the Victorian Government.

Troy Harley | General Manager Racing, Racing Safety & Clubs

(Commenced February 2023)

Troy Harley has over three decades of management, hands-on experience and knowledge gained across multiple facets of the racing industry.

Most recently, Troy has been the Executive Officer of Greyhound Clubs Australia after a ten-year stint as General Manager of Bendigo Greyhound Racing Association. Prior to that he held executive and management positions with GRV, Shepparton & Warragul Greyhound Racing Clubs, Dubbo Turf Club and Country Racing NSW, along with providing management services to five regional NSW thoroughbred racing clubs and various roles in racing media.

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