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 - Chief Financial Officer
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 - Chief Operating Officer
Lesley joined RISA in January 2012 and leads the Service Centre, Racing Materials, Digital Publishing, Registration of Racehorses, IT, Training, Administration Teams 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 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 is a COPC Registered Coordinator.
RISA Leadership Team
|Klaus Buwert - Digital Publishing Manager
Joining the RISA team in July 2013, Klaus brings experience in change management, process improvement and service delivery. Responsible for growing RISA’s digital publishing business, and leveraging his broad experience in telecommunications and online services, Klaus is driving a best practice approach to managing custom communications solutions for racing and non-industry customers. Klaus holds a Bachelors of Arts in Business Psychology from Massey University in New Zealand.
|Mark Davis - Content Integrity Manager
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'. 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.
|Rebecca Dynon - Racing Operations 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 Racing Operations 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.
|Joe Mather - IT Operations Manager
Joe joined RISA in September 2013 and is responsible for IT infrastructure, IT support, Training and the Single National System. Joe brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to RISA through a variety of past operational roles in various organisations. Joe's experience spans almost two decades includes roles with Optus as the team lead and technical SME, Melbourne IT as the global customer services manager looking after 1st and 2nd tier support in the USA, NZ and Australia and IBM Operations and project manager for various clients that include - Victoria Police, Coles and Schools Vic and law firm Blake Dawson and prior to joining RISA, Joe was Operations Manager at the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria. Joe is originally from Tasmania where his first job as a teenage boy was as a bookmaker's assistant at the local tracks on the North West coast and he is very happy to once again to be back working around the industry where he first started.
|Jignesh Vekaria - Solutions Architect
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. Jignesh delivers IT solutions for the RISA business and its clients.
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