Interim Chief Executive Appointed

STATEMENT FROM HRNZ

The Board of HRNZ has moved quickly to establish executive support to the organisation following the departure of former Chief Executive Peter Jensen.

Chair, Ken Spicer, announced today that current Board Member Phil Holden will step into the Chief Executive role on a part-time basis until such time as a permanent appointment is made.

“The Board is fortunate to have someone with Phil’s skills and experience available to support the organisation at this critical time.”

As an experienced Chief Executive and former CE of Greyhound Racing NZ, Phil will bring strong leadership and industry expertise to bear to support the Board and the wider team at HRNZ during this important transitional period.

“I am really excited to be able to pick up the reins and support the HRNZ team at this time. I know it’s a challenging time, but we have a great team in place and I’m looking forward to leading and supporting them.”

Phil will take a leave of absence from his Board position in order to undertake the role and this is effective immediately. Ken is confident that between the HRNZ Board, Phil and the Senior Management team, HRNZ has excellent resources to successfully lead harness racing through this transitional period.

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