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Brian Cowden of the Moruya Jockey Club retires

Brian Cowden, the General Manager of the Moruya Jockey Club has officially begun his retirement. Brian and his wife Francesca will be moving to southern Queensland to be near their three daughters.

Chairman Peter Atkinson described Brian as affable, amiable, assiduous and attentive to detail. Brian always puts others first, and nothing is ever too much trouble.

Brian joined the Moruya Jockey Club committee in 2006, before accepting the role of General Manager. Under his stewardship, the Club has developed consistently to become a premier country TAB Thoroughbred racing club. Race meetings have increased from nine some years ago to thirteen per year, major improvements in course facilities have been made and the Club now boasts a membership of over five hundred.

Peter Atkinson said "Moruya Jockey Club has been extremely well served by Brian and for this, the Board and all associated with the Club, hold him in the highest esteem. He will be greatly missed at Donnelly Drive. The Club has found their new Executive Officer in ken Brown from Tuross Head.

Employment Opportunity – Executive Officer Moruya Jockey Club

The Club is a leading Racing NSW Country Category B Club, conducting 13 Thoroughbred race meetings annually. The Club also operates the Moruya Racecourse as a training centre for approximately 25 trainers and 100 racehorses and conducts non-racing functions. It has a fine reputation in facilitating fund raising for Eurobodalla organisations.

The successful applicant will manage all aspects of business operations and develop plans to grow the business. The Executive Officer (EO) will maintain the highest level of Health and Safety standards for staff, patrons and all industry participants using the racecourse. As the EO you will work with, and be responsible to, the Board of the Moruya Jockey Club.

The successful applicant will have excellent leadership, communication and management skills and have a knowledge of, and genuine interest in, Thoroughbred racing. They will be required to create excellent working relationships with a wide range of parties including Racing NSW, industry participants, members, sponsors and patrons.

The EO will be expected to increase the generation of non-racing revenue by encouraging the use of Club facilities by businesses, individuals and community groups.

A remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

A Job Description and position selection criteria can obtained by emailing moruyaracecourse@gmail.com or phoning 0418 214345.

Applications close at 5 pm Friday 31 July 2020.

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