RITA looking for new TAB NZ CEO

RITA's transition to TAB NZ will be done next year.
RITA's transition to TAB NZ will be done next year.

Caldwell Partners are leading the search for a candidate with “proven experience in Australasia across the wagering, gaming or similar sectors”

New Zealand.- The Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) is looking for a chief executive officer to head TAB NZ once the New Zealand racing reform process has been completed.

Recruitment specialists Caldwell Partners are leading the search for a candidate with “proven experience in Australasia across the wagering, gaming or similar sectors”.

“Recruitment is underway for a CEO to lead TAB NZ into a new era, utilizing the strong existing platform to move the business to a truly commercial operation, redefining the TAB NZ brand for a highly successful and sustainable future, working alongside the TAB NZ Board, executive leadership team, racing Industry codes and governing bodies to achieve this.” RITA said in a statement.

The new candidate will replace John Allen who stepped down from the role in September after 5 years. RITA Chairman Dean McKenzie has been temporarily filling the position since Allen’s resignation took effect. He will continue to serve in this position until a suitable replacement has been found.

This is the first CEO role at TAB NZ, which will replace RITA in June 2020. It will be the only organization able to lawfully offer betting on races and sporting events in New Zealand. It will also be the only agency with the authority to launch new products and services.

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