Board

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Chris Hartwig

Chairman & Director

Mr Hartwig is a qualified accountant and has over 20 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, and is currently the General Manager of 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 22 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 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. Mr Roccioletti holds a number of other directorships’ including Chairman & Director of Fox Creek Wines and Director & Chairman of the WEA Adelaide.

  • 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.

Recognising racing’s cultural, entertainment and employment contribution to SA, Luciana is committed the industries prosperity.

  • Commenced 1 October 2015

Lauren Giorgio

Director

Dr Lauren Giorgio holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) and PhD in cancer research from the University of Adelaide. Following nine years of working and studying in the academic system, Lauren transitioned into the business arena where she helps translate laboratory research into real life treatments and diagnostics available to the world.

Lauren is currently Business Development Associate at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and Portfolio Manager at Catalyst Therapeutics, both in Melbourne.

Lauren has been actively involved in the harness racing industry her whole life, both as an owner and stable hand. Lauren’s research skills, business experience, industry knowledge and youthful perspective will be of great benefit to the South Australian harness racing industry.

  • Commenced 1 October 2015

Gary Crocker

Director

Mr Gary Crocker is a registered Land agent & an accredited mortgage consultant. He currently works with Homeloans Ltd, a publicly listed company whom he has been with for nearly 15 years.

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

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