Peita Duncan – Chair
Ms Peita Duncan is an experienced professional with skills in sales and management.
She is a former director of the Melbourne Greyhound Racing Association (MGRA), which runs The Meadows facility. Ms Duncan has previously been involved in the industry as a greyhound owner.
She has worked for a number of law firms in business development and management roles and has extensive experience in human resources, business development, business operations and recruitment support.
Ms Duncan was formerly a Non-Executive Director of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade, and formerly a Non-Executive Director of the Emergency Services Telecommunications.
She is also an administrator to the Whittlesea Council until 2024.
Ms Duncan was appointed to the Board in October 2015 and served as Deputy Chair and Acting Chair before being elevated to the position of Chair in October 2019.
Jack Blayney – Deputy Chair
Jack completed his Executive Masters (Public Administration) at Melbourne University and has extensive experience (44 years) in operational policing and executive leadership and management, delivering frontline services to the community.
He was awarded an Australian Police Medal as part of the 2012 Australia Day Honours.
Jack was a member of the Victoria Police Executive and Security Executive from 2015 up until his retirement in 2019.
He is currently a self-employed consultant providing advice to government, emergency service organizations and the private sector on strategic management, organizational change and executive leadership.
Since July 2021 he has been contracted by Mark43 Australia Pty Ltd to provide strategic advice on delivering public safety value to governments and communities in the Asia Pacific region.
Jack was appointed to the Board in August 2022.
Rob Greenall – Board Member
Rob Greenall is a registered veterinarian who has worked for over 25 years in private practice, higher education/research, the public sector (in animal welfare and agvet chemicals regulatory roles) and consulting to animal industries. Mr Greenall has a Masters degree in Veterinary Studies and is highly experienced in strategic project leadership, management and evaluation. Mr Greenall is currently the Managing Director of AgVet Projects Pty Ltd.
Mr Greenall was appointed to the Board in October 2015.
Marika McMahon – Board Member
Marika McMahon is a director of Bendigo legal firm, O’Farrell Robertson McMahon, where she has been a partner for almost two decades. The firm provides legal services to clients across central and northern Victoria.
Ms McMahon has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor and Arts from Monash University. She was accredited as a Family Law Specialist by the Law Institute of Victoria in 2001.
As well as her legal work, Ms Mahon is active in the Bendigo community. She is the chair of Be.Bendigo, an organisation that works to bring industry together with community and government.
Ms McMahon is also a director of Coliban Water and a member of the Bendigo Jockey Club.
Ms McMahon was appointed to the Board in September 2018.
Lisa Tripodi – Board Member
Lisa Tripodi is a Certified Practising Accountant and has more than 20 years’ experience in accounting, assurance services, governance, probity and risk management. Lisa is an Independent Chair or Member of eight local government Audit Committees across Victoria and also for the Labour Hire Authority and Victorian Institute of Teaching. Previous clients have included the Victorian Department of Justice and the Victorian Planning Authority. As a partner, responsible for accounting and assurance services at Oakton Consulting (now NTT), Lisa had internal audit and Audit Committee experience with GRV and a strong understanding of the greyhound racing industry.
Lisa was appointed to the Board in May 2020.
Bill Buccilli – Board Member
As a greyhound owner and breeder, Bill Buccilli has partnered with his cousin in racing syndicates which have produced greyhounds such as the 2013 Melbourne Cup winner Black Magic Opal and Black Opium which won the 2020 Sapphire Crown and the Brisbane Cup. Bill has worked for 30 years as a real estate agent and auctioneer and is currently Managing Director of real estate company Barry Plant Sunshine.
Bill was appointed to the Board in May 2021.
Daniel Nugent – Board Member
Daniel Nugent has extensive commercial and corporate experience including senior roles at Energy Australia and KPMG. He has been actively involved in the greyhound racing industry, including being the founding Director of greyhound syndicator, The Golden Paw. Daniel is also a former member of GRV’s Industry Consultative Group subcommittee.
Daniel was appointed to the Board in May 2021.
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