SOUTH Australian Minister for Racing Corey Wingard has endorsement three members to join the Harness Racing South Australia board of directors.
Following a thorough selection process, Marc Taintey, Emma Grigson-Gair and George Fiacchi will be appointed to the board soon, with their collective experience and fresh ideas bring with them the ability to grow the organisation’s top line and increase revenue.
Taintey joins as a Board Director of Finance, while Grigson-Gair and Fiacchi join as Independent Board Directors.
A chartered accountant and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Taintey brings a wealth of finance and commercial skills to HRSA.
His expertise is evaluating business models and identifying opportunities for reform and growth.
Taintey served as Chief Financial Officer at Harcourts International and was part of a team which saw the business expand throughout Australia, as well as into South Africa and the United States.
Military veteran Emma Grigson-Gair is the Director of Disaster Preparedness and Resilience at the Department for Health and Wellbeing and a recent graduate of the inaugural AIS Executive Talent Program.
During her time at Health SA, Grigson-Gair has been heavily involved in cultural reform and has spearheaded projects to improve cultural practices.
Managing Director at Fiacchi Media and Management, Fiacchi has extensive experience on various boards and committees and has previously worked as a business consultant with national franchise groups, major retailers, banking organisations and AFL sporting clubs.
Fiacchi’s forte is designing customer focused commercial strategies and building successful teams with strong leadership.
Wingard stated the trio are clearly hard-working and committed to improving the industry.
“I want to see Harness Racing grow,” Wingard said. “I believe harness racing has a place in creating and growing jobs in South Australia.
“Mr Taintey, Ms Grigson-Gair and Mr Fiacchi are highly experienced in their respective fields and ready to make a difference in harness racing here in SA.
“I welcome their keen interest in HRSA and wish them all the best in their new roles.”
Harness Racing SA chief executive Ross Neal said the trio will be a tremendous asset to the industry.
“All three bring to the table an impressive and diverse range of skills as well as plenty of experience and expertise that will undoubtedly benefit harness racing in South Australia,” Neal said.
- SA Government Media