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First Ceo Appointed To New Zealand Racing Board

First Ceo Appointed To New Zealand Racing Board

The New Zealand Racing Board has appointed Graeme Hansen as its CEO. The NZRB took over the functions of both the TAB and the Racing Industry Board from 1 August 2003.

Graeme Hansen, who currently lives in Canada, is a New Zealander who has had a high-level international career in banking in the UK, Canada and Australia, and held directorships in other sectors and industries including energy and health.

“Graeme Hansen’s appointment marks an exciting period ahead for this organisation, and the racing sector in New Zealand,” Racing Board Chairman Warren Larsen said.

“After two years of legislative change culminating in the creation of the NZRB last year, we now have a unified racing industry structure in place. We’re now looking forward to the business moving ahead under Graeme’s leadership.”

Mr Hansen’s appointment takes effect from the 29th of March, 2004.

Graeme Hansen held senior roles with Barclays Bank – most recently Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Barclays Private Banking, based in London and in charge of international operations. He previously headed Barclays Bank in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Graeme has had a long-term interest in racing and is a passionate follower of sports. He plays rugby and cricket and has represented New Zealand in the World Age Group Duathlon Championships.

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