Board

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Gary Crocker

Chairman & Director

Mr Gary Crocker is a registered Land agent & an accredited mortgage consultant. He is currently a self-employed Finance Broker.
Mr Crocker has vast experience in harness racing having been an owner, breeder and sponsorship coordinator for over 40 years. Mr Crocker was actively involved in community work when he was in his home town of Port Pirie with the Pt Pirie harness racing club, the Risdon football club & the Variety club bash prior to moving to Adelaide in late 2001.

Mr Crocker has a strong media connection having been a writer for the ”Adelaide Advertiser”, The Trotting Weekly/Harness Racing Weekly and The Trotting Register.

Commenced 1 October 2016

Chris Hartwig

Director

Mr Hartwig is a qualified accountant and has over 25 years of experience working for publicly listed companies in the steel, manufacturing and electrical sectors, including OneSteel and Korvest Ltd. In addition to financial roles, Mr Hartwig has held State & Regional Management roles with OneSteel, Executive General Management roles with Korvest Ltd, and is currently Managing Director of Korvest Ltd, an ASX listed public company. Korvest has 3 operating divisions, including EzyStrut, Australia’s leading manufacturer and distributor of Cable & Pipe Supports.

Mr Hartwig has had a long-term interest in Harness Racing as a part-owner of many successful horses from as far back as the early 1990’s, and has always been passionate about the sport of Harness Racing.

He has served on a number of industry committees including the Australian Steel Institute, Galvanisers Association of Australia and the Mount Gambier Harness Racing Club.

  • Commenced 1 July 2012

 

John Levy

Director

Mr Levy is a qualified solicitor who has provided legal advice to private and public companies, to non-profit associations and to sporting organisations for over 28 years. He now runs his own private corporate and commercial legal practice but has had previous experience both as a partner in the Adelaide office of Minter Ellison and as the partner in charge of the Commercial Division of O’Loughlins Lawyers.

Mr Levy has had a long term involvement in the racing industry as an owner and breeder and in the administration of the racing industry in his former roles as a Director and later Chairman of Greyhound Racing SA Ltd, as Chairman of Racing SA Ltd (the peak body for the 3 codes in South Australia) and as the SA representative on the Board of Greyhounds Australasia Ltd.
He has experience in the administration of other sporting bodies, including in his current role as a SANFL League Director and as a Board Member of the West Adelaide Football Club.

  • Commenced: October 2011

Roland Roccioletti MAICD, ESCI

Director

Mr Roccioletti is one of Australia’s pre-eminent business leaders and thinkers. He has over 20 years experience heading large corporate organisations including Fosters, Goodman Fielder, Sara Lee and Avery Dennison having held senior leadership roles globally. He is Managing Director of Future Proof, a Corporate Advisory organisation specialising is Leadership Development, Mentoring, Strategic HR, Human Relations, Business Management, Marketing, Operations, Organisational Design & Development.  Mr Roccioletti has always been passionate about and strong supporter of Harness Racing and the opportunity to help contribute to the sports long-term sustainability.

  • Commenced: October 2014

Luciana Larkin

Director

Chartered Accountant & Taxation Advisor
Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors with Order of Merit

Luciana is the lead partner of Tregloans, an established and respected Chartered Accountancy practice. As a sharp and strategic thinker, she applies her expertise in financial, complex tax and business transactions to deliver effective outcomes. She brings this professional expertise and strong focus on business performance and governance to the Harness Racing SA Board. She also sits on The Hospital Research Foundation Board where she chairs the Finance and Audit Committee

Coming from a family who has contributed to Harness Racing since the 1970’s, she recognises racing’s cultural, entertainment and employment contribution to SA. Luciana is committed to the industries prosperity.

  • Commenced 1 October 2015

Lauren Giorgio

Director

Lauren runs Business Development at the Centre for Eye Research Australia, a role she holds concurrently with a position at Melbourne-based biotech company OccuRx. She is also chair of the Australian Science and Innovation Forum.

Previously, she has held business development positions at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Catalyst Therapeutics and Flinders Partners, and has completed an internship with Brandon Capital Partners under the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund program. Lauren has a great deal of experience in the management of start-ups and the commercialisation of university-based medical research. She has a first-class Honours degree in Health Science, a PhD in cancer biology from the University of Adelaide and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Lauren has been actively involved in the harness racing industry her whole life, both as an owner and stable hand.

  • Commenced 1 October 2015
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