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.
|Jacqueline Stewart - Keeper of the Australian Stud Book
The Australian Stud Book is the official authority for the identification of racehorses in Australia and in which are kept the breeding records of the second largest population of Thoroughbreds in the world. Founded in 1878, the Stud Book has recorded more than 750,000 foals and the breeding records of over 610,000 broodmares. Jacqueline joined the Australian Stud Book organisation in September 1998 after completing a degree in Equine Business Management at the University of Sydney, becoming the Deputy Keeper from 2005 and the Keeper in 2014. The Stud Book was purchased by RISA in September 2014 and operates today as a fully integrated division of RISA. Jacqueline leads the team to provide independent breed integrity and ensures it continually strives to improve the services for breeders to remain a world leader in its field.
RISA Leadership Team
|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.
|Stan Parker - Assistant Chief Financial Officer
Stan joined RISA in December 2013 after spending over 12 years in a Senior Finance role with the Melbourne Racing Club. Stan provides key support in the daily financial operations of RISA and the Thoroughbred Trainers Service Centre (TTSC). Prior to that, he held a variety of Finance roles in the Food Manufacturing Industry. A qualified CPA, Stan is a keen follower and active participant in the Thoroughbred Racing Industry.
|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.
|Guille Mariona - Team Leader Digital Publishing
Guille is the Digital Publishing Team Leader and is responsible for the Publishing Team who deliver Race Books, Online Publications and Digital Media works. Prior to joining RISA in November 2013 as part of the digital team, Guille worked as a Creative Consultant for various design studios with brands including ExxonMobil, BP Bitumen and Holden Racing Team. Guille began his career as a Graphic Designer for an Advertising Agency where he worked for five years with clients such as Janome, Frankston Private Hospital & Lake House. Guille has over 10 years experience and brings to RISA a wealth of knowledge of the Advertising and Design Industry.
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