Board of Directors



Directors Photos - Neville Bell | Brisbane Racing Club

Neville Bell OAM, GAICD

Position: Chairman

Special responsibilities: Chair of Master Planning Sub-committee and Member of New Business Development Sub-Committee.

Qualifications and experience: GAICD. 30 years’ experience in banking, finance and property development. Chairman 7 years BRC, Director Queensland Turf Club 1998-2009. Neville has raced horses for three decades, mainly in Brisbane with occasional runners interstate, highlighted by Sky Heights wins in the 1999 AJC Derby and 1999 Caulfield Cup.



Directors Photos - Richard Morrison | Brisbane Racing Club

Richard Morrison

Position: Vice-chairman

Special responsibilities: Chairman of Racing Product and Training Operations and BRC Foundation Sub-Committees and Member of Master Planning Sub-Committee.

Qualifications and experience: Richard is a property professional with more than two decades’ experience in commercial agency and development. He is director of Morrison Project Consulting, a broad service real estate advisory firm operating across investment, development and agency sectors. A racehorse owner since the mid 1990’s, Richard is a passionate racing enthusiast who has raced many horses in Brisbane and interstate. He is also a committee member of the Kingston Town Club (KTC) which hosts annual racing events that raise funds for various charities.

   Directors Photos - Curt Schatz | Brisbane Racing Club

Curt Schatz

Position: Director

Special responsibilities: Chairman of New Business Development Sub-Committee and Member of Master Planning Sub-Committee.

Qualifications and experience: LLB. Curt is Managing Partner of Mullins Lawyers’ and leads their property and hospitality practice. He has more than 30 years’ experience in property, liquor and gaming law. He has owned and bred racehorses in Australia and New Zealand for more than two decades.


Directors Photos - Simon Gleeson | Brisbane Racing Club

Simon Gleeson

Position: Director

Special responsibilities: Member of Finance, Governance and Risk Management, Master Planning and Racing Product and Training Sub-Committees.

Qualifications and experience: BAgrEcon, GAICD. Simon is an Economist by qualification and is the CEO at Droughtmaster Australia. He has a strong commercial and financial background through his experience working in both Australia and the United Kingdom. Simon is also a Director of Gleeson Thoroughbred Connections which breeds and sells horses through the auction houses of Magic Millions and Inglis. 


 Directors Photos - Terry Svenson | Brisbane Racing Club

Terry Svenson GAICD 

Position: Director

Special responsibilities:  Member of Finance, Governance and Risk Management and Membership Sub-Committees

Qualifications and experience: BA, GradDip.Mgt, GAICD. Terry is Chief Executive Officer at Queensland Cricket. He is a former Chief Executive Officer of a global consumer goods business and has held numerous NonExecutive Director roles across business and sport. Terry has extensive business strategy, leadership, consumer marketing, and corporate governance experience. Terry has owned and raced horses with trainers across Brisbane and Sydney. 

Directors Photos - Steve Gagel | Brisbane Racing Club

Steve Gagel

Position: Director

Special responsibilities: Chairman of Finance, Governance and Risk Management Sub-Committee and Member of New Business Development Sub-Committee.

Qualifications and experience: BComm, FCA, GAICD. Steve is a Director at Prosperity Advisers Group and has extensive accounting and business experience across a broad range of industries and management operations including tourism and hospitality, hotel operations and the wider sporting industry. Steve has a genuine passion for the horse racing industry and with his wife continue to invest in the industry with shares in a number of horses.


Directors Photos - Jennifer Creaton | Brisbane Racing Club

Jennifer Creaton

Position: Director

Special responsibilities: Member of Finance, Governance and Risk Management, Master Planning, Membership and BRC Foundation Sub-Committees.

Qualifications and experience: Jennifer has worked in the financial services industry for over 22 years. Jennifer currently works as an Executive Manager for an ASX-listed banking and insurance group in the implementation of risk frameworks and ensuring that decisions, processes and procedures are performed within legislative and regulatory requirements.


 James Thumbnail | Brisbane Racing Club

James Frayne

Position: Director 

Qualifications and experience:  James, 32, is the Chief Financial Officer for emerging software company Felix Group Holdings which is based at Hendra just a short gallop from Eagle Farm and Doomben.

The Felix Group specializes in construction procurement. The company listed on the ASX in January 2021 and had quickly built to a $50 million market capitalization with a vision to rapidly expand in national and international markets.

James grew up in the northern suburbs of Brisbane and attended Nudgee College. He then completed a Commerce-Business Bachelor’s degree and an MBA at QUT. Prior to becoming CFO at Felix he was the senior accountant at Grant Thornton Australia.