Hawkesbury Race Club CEO, Greg Rudolph has announced that he will leave the leading provincial race club, after three and a half years at the helm.
Having joined the club in the autumn of 2016, Greg has overseen a prosperous period in the Hawkesbury Valley, progressing major capital works programs including the Polytrack installation, administration, jockeys' and stewards' rooms as well as grandstand renovations to meet metropolitan standards.
Greg also increased corporate sponsorship to the club and provincial sector, securing sponsorship for the Polytrack Provincial Championships and the inaugural Sky Racing Spring Series.
He also presided over the most successful Stand-Alone Saturday race day in the club's history.
Greg leaves with the support of the Hawkesbury Race Club Board, whilst reflecting fondly on his time at the helm.
"I've thoroughly enjoyed my tenure as CEO of the Hawkesbury Race Club, which continues to go from strength to strength. The club has continually improved to deliver high quality race days and events and I have been honoured to lead a team that has achieved those standards," he said.
"My position has also allowed me to serve the local community in various committee roles and I have been fortunate to work with some very talented and passionate people in the Hawkesbury."
"The Board and I are proud of what we have achieved during my term, which has extended beyond my initial three year commitment - we've introduced new corporate sponsors and partners such as Tabcorp, Polytrack, Killahy Equine and Robert Oatley Wines and delivered successive profits to the club, whilst helping the local community through numerous charity race days and events.
"The time is right for me to complete my business studies and to put some more time into various other commitments I have, in charity fields, for example.
"I wish Hawkesbury Race Club continued success, as they embark on another exciting chapter and look forward to continue working with them in the short term. Strategically,we have implemented a number of capital works in the last few years and it is pleasing to see them come to fruition."
Hawkesbury Race Club Chairman, Ken Quigley said, "It's testament to Greg's ability that he was able to deliver so many positive outcomes to the club in his time here.
"Not only was he focused on growing the club financially, but he also took great responsibility to ensure our facilities were continually improved, both on and off the track.
"In partnership with the board, he was able to deliver consecutive profits, including a record profit during the 2017-18 financial year, a fantastic result for the club.
"He also oversaw the refurbishment of the on-site Hawkesbury Race Club Motel, increasing occupancy and yield, a vital asset to the non-racing revenue of the business, whilst fulfilling industry positions as Chairman of the Provincial Clubs of Racing NSW and a member of the Racing Industry Consultative Group.
"His focus on accountability leaves the club with an increased asset portfolio, strong balance sheet and a solid platform for growth into the future. We have just received council approval for the building of on-course stables, so that is our next major project."
"We are grateful for the great work Greg has contributed during his three-and-a-half years as CEO of the Hawkesbury Race Club and wish him well in the next phase of his career."
Greg will continue to work with the Board on an interim measure in a consultancy role for projects, whilst the club searches for his replacement in the coming months.
Hawkesbury Race Club's Start of Spring Saturday is on this Saturday, August 31.