Tabcorp has begun the search for a new CEO as David Attenborough announces he will retire in the first half of 2021.
Australia.- Tabcorp, the largest gambling company in Australia, has announced that David Attenborough will retire from his positions as chief executive and managing director in the first half of 2021.
The company said it had begun a global search to find a replacement.
Attenborough has been at Tabcorp for more than ten years, joining as managing director for wagering in April 2010, and becoming managing director and CEO when the company completed the divestment of its former casinos business in June 2011. He remained in the positions after Tabcorp’s merge with Tatts Group in December 2017.
Attenborough said: “The combination with Tatts is now largely complete and, as such, now is the right time to start the process to appoint the next CEO who can work with the Board and management team to take the Company forward. Until then, I am totally committed to steering Tabcorp through the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuring that our businesses are best positioned for the future.”
Meanwhile, Tabcorp has selected selected Steven Gregg to succeed its outgoing Chair Paula Dwyer, who will retire on December 31.
Gregg has been a director at Tabcorp since 2012, and is currently chairman of Caltex Australia and a director of and thoroughbred bloodstock company William Inglis & Son Limited.
Dwyer said: “With the integration of Tatts nearing completion, the time is now right for a new Chairman to lead the Tabcorp Board into the future. The appointment of Steven Gregg will provide continuity of leadership and an orderly transition as the Company identifies and transitions to a new Managing Director & CEO.”