Three business figures are vying to be newcomers to Perth Racing’s board, amid the delivery of a report into cultural issues at the turf club.
Three business figures are vying to be newcomers to Perth Racing’s board, with two incumbents recontesting, amid the delivery of a report into cultural issues at the turf club.
An audit partner, disability services business owner and city councillor are the new candidates seeking to join the club’s board, with three positions up for a vote ahead of a mid-October annual general meeting.
Ausdrill founder Ron Sayers is understood not to have renominated.
Mr McVeigh was an audit partner at BDO for 25 years before moving to HLB Mann Judd.
He has grown up in a horse racing family and is a shareholder in a number of racing horses, while he also has experience auditing large public companies.
His business, ORS Group, has more than 700 staff in 60 offices and operates in the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
ORS also provides workplace rehabilitation and psychology services.
Mr Fleeton is a City of Perth councillor, representing the city on its property investment Council, on the Development Assessment Panel, and chairing the Audit & Risk Committee.
He works as a senior adviser at Clarity Communications.
The board race comes as debate has been sparked about redeveloping old facilities at the Belmont Park race course.
It is also understood to be the first time the vote has been conducted electronically through a share registry provider.
But the big issue is the culture report.
Perth Racing received a cultural issues report in mid-September, issuing a release the day after nominations for the board closed.
It followed the departure of former managing director John Yovich in May.
Stuart Crockett has served as interim chief executive.
He is a senior counsel at CGM Communications and an Asian engagement advisor to Football West, and has recently returned to Perth following a period as Trade Commissioner to China.
Beeson HR Consulting undertook the culture report.
Perth Racing said there had been a three month report process, with 55 face to face interviews.
“It also revealed poor human resource management policies and outdated HR infrastructure,” Perth Racing said.
Perth Racing accepted the recommendations in the report.
“The Board has now put in place a plan and strategy to change Perth Racing’s culture and we will continue to learn and improve the workplace into the future."