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Minister reappoints GRV Board pair

Deputy Chair Emmett Dunne and fellow board member Marika McMahon have been reappointed to GRV’s Board for a further two years.

In announcing the reappointments, Minister for Racing, the Hon. Martin Pakula, thanked both for their commitment to greyhound racing.

“It’s great that Emmett Dunne and Marika McMahon have agreed to continue on in their service to greyhound racing; their experience and expertise is invaluable to the code,” Minister Pakula said.

“The GRV Board has driven significant change and industry improvements, and leaders like Emmett and Marika have an important role to play as the code continues to develop and grow.”

Mr Dunne was appointed to the Board in 2016 after a distinguished career as a police officer across four decades, during which time he served as chair of the Australian New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency Integrity Forum.

As GRV Deputy Chair, Mr Dunne provides leadership and insight in the key areas of integrity and animal welfare, drawing on his experience in law enforcement and ethical standards. A premiership player with the Richmond Football Club in 1980, Mr Dunne also sits on that club’s board as vice-president.

Ms McMahon was first appointed to the GRV Board in 2018 and has been a respected member of the legal profession since 1995, working as a family law specialist based in Bendigo.

Her legal background is critical to the Board’s monitoring and evaluation of its regulatory framework and governance arrangements, and she also brings a regional perspective to the Board’s decision-making.

The greyhound racing industry in Victoria generates $500 million for the Victorian economy each year and helps sustain more than 4,300 full-time-equivalent jobs.

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