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Pearce Resigns as ATC CEO

Thursday, 2nd November 2017

Darren Pearce yesterday announced he is resigning as chief executive of the Australian Turf Club after 12 years at the organisation. Pearce described his time at the Club as "a highly satisfying journey". He said the success of the inaugural $10 million The Everest was the perfect time to bow out of a successful career at the ATC. "For a racing fan, it has been a tremendous privilege to lead the ATC through a period of positive change and for it to now be considered one of the world's leading racing businesses," he said. "It's a great turnaround story that is set to get better as the Club further invests in tracks, stables and facilities." He added: "It has been very special to me to lead a wonderful, hardworking team at the ATC who help deliver our racing, member and customer services year-round and to world-class standards. Some of the positive changes overseen by Pearce during his tenure include the Race Fields legislation, tax parity victories, a new media rights deal, record prize money, The Championships and The Everest. The ATC Board has appointed James Heddo (EGM Racing Services and Membership) and Matt Galanos (Chief Financial & Operations Officer) as acting joint CEOs, effective 1 December 2017.

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