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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.

Louise Martin | General Manager Corporate Affairs & Strategic Communication

(Commenced December 2015)

Louise has held a range of executive and senior communications roles across the Victorian Government, advising Premiers and Cabinet Ministers and senior executives and leading teams in areas including strategic campaigns, issues and media management and major events.

Her previous positions include Director of the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Strategic Communication & Protocol Branch, Director of Strategic Communications at the Department of Justice and Deputy Director, Communications & Stakeholder Relations at the Department of Sustainability and Environment.

Before joining the Victorian Government, Louise ran her own public relations consultancy and  worked as an editor and journalist for organisations including the ABC, WIN, The Age, Women’s Weekly and regional newspapers.

Louise has chaired the Victorian Fire and Emergency Committee and been a member of the Commonwealth Bravery and Order of Australia Committees and the Victoria Law Foundation Board and has a Masters of Political Science, a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Business Management.

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.

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