The Brisbane Racing Club has appointed Tony Partridge as its new CEO.
Mr Partridge was selected from a strong list of applicants from across Australia and
overseas to lead Queensland’s largest and most dynamic racing club. He will begin in therole on August 5.
Mr Partridge brings to the BRC a rich background in racing and sport and wider
commercial experience. He was the Chief Operating Officer and Acting CEO of the
Australian Turf Club until 2017.
In almost four years across those roles, Mr Partridge led Commercial and Operations for Sydney’s only race club. More recently Mr Partridge has worked for Deloitte providing commercial advisory services to sports and entertainment clients in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
Mr Partridge, who is a lawyer by trade, joined the ATC after a long and successful period at Sydney’s Olympic Stadium.
As General Counsel and Commercial Director, he helped to grow the ANZ Stadium business after the Olympics to the stage where it regularly conducted over 50 events each year. Mr Partridge worked with the four codes of football, cricket and concert promoters on major events and with broadcasters, wagering providers, suppliers and major sponsors in the racing industry.
“I am excited to be joining the Brisbane Racing Club at a time when the future is so
bright,” Mr Partridge said.
“The Club has a solid strategic plan in place to build upon. I look forward to working with the BRC team and all stakeholders on elevating Queensland’s premium racing events, improving Member and customer experiences, attracting new customers and growing the business.
“I’m looking forward to returning to the racing industry. Racing is a passion of mine and
it will be a privilege to lead a Club that has such an established place in Australia’s racing history.”
Brisbane Racing Club Chairman Neville Bell said Mr Partridge’s appointment was another positive step during a busy time for the Club.
“Tony will join the BRC at an exciting time. The Master Plan continues to advance,
creating the most dynamic racing precinct in the country,” Mr Bell said.
“The Club that was built around racing more than 150 years ago has diversified into so much more in this modern era. However, racing is our core business and Tony comes to the BRC with great understanding and experience in an industry that we all love.”