Brisbane Racing Club

BRC Management

Dave Whimpey

Position: Chief Executive Officer

Qualifications & Experience: Dave has a diverse background in finance and operations in senior executive positions within companies such as Hilton, Jupiters, KPMG, Tabcorp and Coles.  With a corporate career spanning 20 plus years in finance and operations, a leader of teams of up to 3,000 staff with $400m budgets, Dave’s various expertise along with his hands on approach are well suited to transform the BRC. Dave holds a Masters in Business Administration from Surrey university (UK) while studying at Bond University in their affiliate program.


Basil Jong

Position: Chief Financial Officer

Qualifications & Experience: Basil comes with extensive experience in the hospitality and gaming industry with public ASX listed and public non-listed companies. His most recent career was with a large Sydney based Leagues Club who is the part owners of the Wests Tigers NRL Team. Basil has worked in a few States and Territory as well as managed the financial operation of an entity across the Tasman in New Zealand. Basil brings to BRC a wealth of financial knowledge and expertise relevant to the industry. Basil is a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA).


Scott Steele

Position: General Manager - Operations

Qualifications & Experience: Scott has over 20 years’ experience in hospitality management including senior management roles with several leading Queensland Clubs. He is also a current Queensland committee member of the Club Managers Association of Australia. A keen racing enthusiast, Scott has interests in both thoroughbred and standardbred ownership.


Katie Churchill

Position: General Manager – Sales

Qualifications & Experience: Katie has a Bachelor of Business majoring in Events Management and is currently studying for her Masters of Business Administration (MBA). Katie has been with the Brisbane Racing Club (initially the Queensland Turf Club) for eight years during which time she has developed a robust understanding of the business and come to be a keen racing enthusiast.