BRC CEO Dave Whimpey Steps Down After 5 Years In Role
Tuesday, 2 April 2019
Brisbane Racing Club CEO Dave Whimpey today announced he was stepping down after more than five years in his role.
Mr Whimpey said he had achieved the goals he had set for his time with the Club, including unlocking the Strategic Plan, and he now wanted to spend more time with his young family and to seek new opportunities.
Mr Whimpey will finish his role on June 30, ending a tenure in which the BRC has enhanced its reputation as one of Australia’s most proactive racing clubs.
During Mr Whimpey’s tenure, the BRC has begun to roll out its Master Plan which is transforming this racing Club into one of the most innovative and diverse sporting precincts in Australia. Over the last five years, the BRC has dealt with serious challenges around the redevelopment of the Eagle Farm racecourse, which required strong leadership to ensure the Club preserved all jobs and met revenue targets despite the absence of our leading track.
In Mr Whimpey’s final year in the role, the BRC is enjoying another strong result with the return of Eagle Farm to the racing calendar. We are pleased that Mr Whimpey will stay with the BRC until the completion of the Brisbane Racing Carnival.
Mr Whimpey brought to the BRC a diverse background in finance and operations in senior executive positions with companies such as Hilton, Jupiters, KPMG, Tabcorp and Coles. The BRC wishes Mr Whimpey well for the future and we look forward to seeing him at our race meetings.
The BRC will start a recruitment phase to secure a new CEO to begin with the Club later in 2019.
The recruitment phase will be underway during our Channel 7 Brisbane Racing Carnival which promises to be one of our best yet with Eagle Farm performing so well. Our Carnival begins on May 11 with the TAB Doomben 10,000, which is again shaping as a stellar race. Last year’s event was rated among the top 30 races in the world.
- Neville Bell, Chairman