Chief Executive Officer – Canberra Racing Club

Cantlie Recruitment
May 15, 2018
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Canberra Racing Club (CRC) at Thoroughbred Park, is the home of horse racing in the Australian Capital Territory, conducting twenty-five full card race meetings each year.  The pinnacle racing event is the Black Opal Stakes/Canberra Cup meeting held annually in March. The Black Opal Stakes has grown in stature year on year, becoming a key date on the national racing calendar and a premium showcase event providing significant on-course entertainment and engaging the whole Canberra community.

This is your chance to take on this leading role in this high profile international sport and build on the innovative approaches and success of the Canberra Racing Club to date. Additionally you will continue to develop this state of the art and community centric racing and entertainment precinct that delivers real value to its stakeholders and the broader ACT community.

You will be recognised for your passion for the thoroughbred racing industry and have clearly demonstrated your ability to think strategically as well as deliver results within a focused, highly competitive and achievement oriented culture. You will have the gravitas and communication skills to nurture and sustain valued and effective partnerships. This will be critical in the upcoming high growth phase of the CRC in which there will be extensive redevelopment of the site for the benefit of both the Club and the broader ACT community.

Your proven strategic leadership abilities, including financial and business stewardship, along with an entrepreneurial aptitude and enthusiasm will lead the organisation to deliver key strategic results and achieve operational excellence. At the same time, you will actively regularly engage with all key stakeholders, including members, trainers, jockeys, sponsors, supporters, government, special interest groups and the broader ACT and local area racing community.

This is a unique opportunity to move to one of the world’s most liveable cities, leading a successful and expanding business, supported by a talented and dedicated team.

Experience in or a solid understanding of the racing industry along with tertiary qualifications relating to business management and/or marketing is highly desirable.

To find out more contact Keith Cantlie on 02 6239 7755 or email

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Closing Date: Sunday 3 June 2018

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