Update : HRNZ Leadership November 20
HRNZ would like to clarify how its leadership team will operate as Chief Executive Gary Woodham continues his recovery from a medical event.
Gary is in a stable condition and continues to make progress after being hospitalised earlier this month.
In his absence Mauro Barsi, a former chief executive of the Auckland Trotting Club and at Greyhound Racing NZ, will support HRNZ as Chief Operating Officer.
"This is not a permanent appointment or solution," says HRNZ Chair Phil Holden, "he is stepping in to assist HRNZ and its staff over the period Gary is recovering."
"We are very grateful that Mauro has agreed to help us out and believe this is the best way to keep the organisation focused and support our people at what is a difficult time."
"Our thoughts and prayers remain with Gary, his wife Keryn and the rest of his whanau."