RISA Senior Management Team
|Myles Foreman -Chief Executive Officer & Company Secretary
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.
|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 Finance roles. David is a CPA. David is responsible for the financial operations of RISA. In addition David is responsible for the operations of the Thoroughbred Trainers Service Centre.
|Lesley Lindsay - Head of Customer Services
Lesley joined RISA in January 2012 and leads the Service Centre, Racing Materials and Publications, Registration of Racehorses and Client Services. 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 and RG146 Superannuation and has been actively involved in the industry as a Board member of the Customer Contact Management Association (CCMA) Australia.
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.
|Dianne Green - Manager Registrar of Racehorses (ROR)
Dianne commenced working in the Racing Industry over 38 years ago with the Australian Jockey Club compiling race results for the Australian Turf Registrar and the Racing Calendar. In 1978 she was asked to join the Registrar of Racehorses and was involved in implementing the first Stud Book and Registration computer system. Dianne has held many positions since commencing in the ROR, and as Manager is currently responsible for the Day to Day Operations, planning and development, the training of staff, customer service, liaising with the Australian Stud Book, Principal Racing Authorities and Stewards and working with other various industry participants both nationally and internationally.
|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.
|Lucas Wainman - Business Development Manager
Lucas joined RISA in 2006 after 5 years working within the Advertising & Publishing industry. Originally a member of the Trainers Service Centre team he was seconded after only a few months to the RISA Technology department. It was Lucas' publishing experience that then saw him join the Racebook Production team and from there his role expanded to manage our eCommerce and Communications department. Lucas' current position as Innovation & Development Manager utilises his knowledge of Australian Thoroughbred Racing, digital media & industry operations.
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