Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has welcomed the appointment of Brendan Parnell to the position of CEO at Racing Queensland.
Mr Hinchliffe says Brendan Parnell is a respected racing executive with strong experience at the highest levels of industry.
“I look forward to working with Brendan and the team at Racing Queensland to grow and prosper racing throughout the State.”
“The racing industry has a bright future in Queensland, and with new leadership the industry is set for a new era of growth.”
Mr Parnell has substantial experience in racing and wagering and was most recently the Chief Operating Officer, Wagering, of Tatts Group, which operated UBET prior to Tatts Group’s merger with Tabcorp in December 2017.
He also held senior roles at Tabcorp and Sky Channel and has undertaken a Senior Executive Program at Stanford University.
Mr Parnell will commence in his new role on May 14. Racing Queensland’s General Manager of Racing Simon Stout continuing in the Acting CEO role until Mr Parnell arrives.