RISA Senior Management Team
|Myles Foreman -Chief Executive Officer and Company Secretary, RISA
Myles has twenty years experience in senior executive roles in the Hospitality, Entertainment and Sports industries. Myles joined RISA in June 2006 in the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer after ten years with Ticketmaster. He commenced work with Ticketmaster as Operations Manager also holding the roles of Chief Information Officer, General Manager - ticketmaster.com.au with his last role that of Head of Markets and Development for Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining Ticketmaster, Myles spent seven years with Rydges Hotels & Resorts including time as General Manager Information Systems for the Group. In his capacity as the foundation CEO of RISA Myles has overseen the expansion of RISA from an effective start up company in 2006 to a business delivering a diverse range of products and services to multiple stakeholders across Australia.
|David Connell - Head of Finance Services
David joined RISA in October 2006 after three and half years as Financial Accountant for Racing Victoria Limited (RVL). Prior to joining RVL, David was Group Accountant for SMS Management & Technology Group from 1994 - 2002. From 1990 - 1994 David was Financial Accountant for Mercy Hospital for Women. Prior to that David held a range of Finance roles. David is a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA). David is responsible for the financial operations of RISA. In addition David is the Key Person and Responsible Manager of the Thoroughbred Trainers Service Centre (TTSC) Australian Financial Services License (AFSL) as well as day to day operations of the TTSC.
|Lesley Lindsay - Head of Customer Services
Lesley joined RISA in January 2012 and leads the Service Centre, Racing Materials and Publications, Registration of Racehorses, IT, Training and the Single National System Project. Lesley has previous Customer Services experience, managing Contact Centre's in New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom (UK) and Australia. Lesley moved from her role as National Manager Contact Centres in the UK to Australia in 2007 where she's held roles as National Quality Manager and Group Customer Services Manager. Lesley is passionate about her customers, clients, teams and believes 'without great quality service you're just like everyone else!' Lesley holds a Diploma of Business Management, is a COPC Registered Coordinator.
RISA Leadership Team
|Mark Davis - Materials and Publications Manager - RISA Materials
Mark commenced work with the Racing Services Bureau (RSB) in August 2000, after the completion of his studies in Accounting & Banking/Finance. Mark was soon appointed ‘Australian Race Results co-ordinator’ in 2002, responsible for maintaining the Integrity and Accuracy of all racing data/materials on behalf of the Australian Thoroughbred Racing Industry. Since this time Mark has successfully liaised with International authorities the exchange of form materials for upcoming major carnivals and streamlined the timeliness of receiving Australian Race Results in ‘Real Time’. Mark was appointed head of the Form Content/Value Added Services Team in 2007, focusing on delivery 'Form comments' and 'Positions in-running' to a range of clients. In 2010 Mark began the role of Team Leader of RISA Materials and most recently appointed Manager of 'RISA Materials and Publishing' in May 2012. Marks responsibilities include the efficient delivery of products and services to all clients of RISA Materials such as race results, in running’s, pre-press race books, on line race books and the integrity of the RISA database and the management of 'Materials and Publishing' Teams.
|Rebecca Dynon - RISA Service Centre Manager
Born into a racing family, Rebecca spent her early years as a track rider along with owning and breeding her own racehorses. Her love for the industry and admiration of the thoroughbred lead her to become a qualified turf manager. As a country racecourse manager, Rebecca has travelled extensively touring racing and training facilities in England, Ireland and France. She has also studied racing operations in Singapore and Hong Kong and as the 2010 Australian Toro Sports Turf Graduate of The Year completed her International Certificate in Turf Management at the University of Massachusetts. Rebecca now utilises her Industry knowledge to effectively lead the RISA Service Centre team.
|Glen Latham - Manager Horse Registration
Glen brings to RISA over twenty years of experience in the Thoroughbred Racing Industry. Starting out at the Australian Jockey Club and Stud Book where he spent just over two and a half years, Glen moved to the United Kingdom to take up a post in an Administrative role with the World Racing Network. Following from the World Racing Network, Glen spent seventeen years at Weatherby's commencing in Sales/Catalogue Production and then moving into the role of Manager of the UK and Ireland Stud Book. Most recently this role also included responsibility for the Name Registration. Glen's role also saw him specialise in International Relations becoming the Secretary for the International Stud Book Committee (ISBC) as well as Secretary for the European and Mediterranean Stud Book Liaison Committee.
|Darragh Synnott - Team Leader of Registrar of Racehorses (ROR)
Darragh joined RISA in April 2012 as the Team Leader of Registrar of Racehorses based in Sydney. Darragh brings with him over ten years experience in the Media and Telecommunications Industries most recently as Team Leader for Subscriptions and Circulations for News Limited, where he was responsible for the distribution and customer support of some of Australia's leading state and national publications. Darragh has held various Sales and Customer Service Management positions for Telefonica O2, one of Europe's largest telecommunications companies, culminating in a leadership role within the Learning and Development team. Darragh has tertiary qualifications in Marketing and German.
|Jignesh Vekaria - IT Manager
Jignesh has a Bachelor of Information Technology and Computer Application (Saurastra University India) and a Masters of Information Systems (CQU University Australia). He joined RISA as an Applications Developer in July 2006 having worked for over three years as an Analyst and Programmer developing ecommerce and web applications, data base design and software applications particularly for commercial on-line stores. In 2010 Jignesh was appointed Client Services Manager, Technology Services and is responsible for managing the Technology Services team in delivering IT solutions for the RISA business and its clients.
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