HRNZ Board for 2020/21 Season

Following the HRNZ Annual General Meeting on 18th November 2020, Harness Racing New Zealand is pleased to announce that John Coulam has been elected as the new HRNZ Board Chair, with John Grainger taking up the position of Vice Chair.

They replace Ken Spicer and Colin Hair respectively who did not seek re-election for these positions, but will remain on the Board. Colin Hair replaces John Coulam as Finance Chair.

It has also been confirmed that new Chief Executive, Gary Woodham, will take up his new role in the New Year, commencing on 11 January.

Following Gary Woodham assuming the role of Chief Executive, Phil Holden will return to the Board as an Independent Director.

Mr Holden was selected by a three-strong panel that included John Grainger (HRNZ Board), the TAB’s General Manager Corporate and Governance Services, Jessica Meech, and executive recruitment specialist, Hamish Ott.

The eight members of the HRNZ Board are as follows:

- John Coulam (Chair)
- John Grainger (Vice Chair)
- Colin Hair (Finance Chair)
- Ken Spicer
- Kevin McNaught
- Ross Johnson
- Victoria McCrea (Independent Director)
- Phil Holden (Independent Director)




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