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Graham Quirk appointed to RQ Board

Former Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk has been appointed to the Racing Queensland board as the organisation's thoroughbred industry representative.

Upon making the announcement, Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said Mr Quirk brought a strong set of skills and capabilities to the role.

“As a thoroughbred owner and breeder, Graham Quirk lives and breathes racing,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

“He’s a regular visitor to the races and is highly respected for his knowledge and understanding of the thoroughbred industry.

“Mr Quirk is a great addition to the team at RQ, who will help to deliver the stronger commercial focus needed to grow and prosper Queensland’s racing industry.

“I look forward to working with Graham and the leadership team at RQ to create a more resilient industry for owners, trainers, breeders and the other participants who are the lifeblood of the industry.”

In late April, Mr Hinchliffe announced the appointment of Jane Seawright as a non-industry board member, while thanking Susannah George and Mark Sowerby for their time at RQ.

Mr Quirk will take up his appointment to Racing Queensland immediately.

Racing Queensland Board appointments:

  • Mr Steve Wilson AM (Chairperson;
  • Ms Sharon Dawson (Deputy Chairperson);
  • Mr Max Walters OAM (non-industry member);
  • Ms Jane Seawright (non-industry member);
  • Mr Dale Cartwright (greyhound representative);
  • Ms Margaret Reynolds (harness representative); and
  • Mr Graham Quirk (thoroughbred representative).