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Board Governance

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Board Governance

Ontario Racing Governance Structure

OR Governance Strucure

 

Ontario Racing Directors

The Ontario Racing Board of Directors is representative of the broader horse racing industry to ensure that OR is led by experienced and knowledgeable individuals.

Independent Board Chair: John Hayes

David Anderson
Anderson Farms

Bruce Barbour
Executive Director, Flamboro Downs & Georgian Downs

Bob Broadstock
President, Quarter Racing Owners of Ontario Inc. (QROOI)

Jessica Buckley
CEO, Woodbine Mohawk Park 

Ian Fleming
GM, Clinton Raceway

Jim Lawson
CEO, Woodbine Entertainment

Sue Leslie
President, Horsemen’s Benevolent & Protective Association (HBPA) of Ontario

Bill O’Donnell
President, Central Ontario Standardbred Association (COSA)

Walter Parkinson
President, Standardbred Breeders of Ontario Association (SBOA)

Jim Thibert
CEO, Fort Erie Live Racing Consortium


Committees 

Current Committees, Chairs and Members

 

Customer Advisory/New Products, Tech & Revenue Committee

Ian Fleming, Chair
Bruce Barbour
Jamie Martin
Chris Lush
Katherine Curry

 

Equine Welfare Advisory Committee

Sue Leslie, Chair
Joanne Colville
Jamie Martin
Dr. Darryl Bonder
Vickie Pappas
 

Executive Committee

Jim Lawson
Bill O’Donnell
Sue Leslie
John Hayes
Katherine Curry
 

Stakeholder and Government Relations Committee

John Hayes, Chair
Jim Lawson
Hugh Mitchell
Katherine Curry
 

Quarter Horse HIP Administration Committee

Bob Broadstock, Chair
Emilio Trotta
Katherine Curry
 

Standardbred HIP Administration Committee

Bill O’Donnell, Chair
Jamie Martin
Mark Horner
Jessica Buckley
Walter Parkinson
 

Thoroughbred HIP Administration Committee

Sue Leslie, Chair
Tom Valiquette
Jonathan Zammit
Peter Berringer
Katherine Curry
 

Committees of the Board 

Rules applicable to all committees of the Board.

Read here: Committees of the Board 
 

CNC Mandate

Customer Advisory / New Products, Technology and Revenue Committee

Read here: CNC Mandate
 

Conflict of Interest Policy

The Ontario Racing (OR) Conflict of Interest Policy enforces the existing OR Code of Conduct. This policy ensures integrity in all decision-making processes of the board of directors of OR is maintained by ensuring that directors are free from conflict or potential conflict in their decision making. The policy outlines the directors’ fiduciary duty to avoid conflicts of interest.  The policy will assist all directors and officers to understand their obligations when a conflict of interest or potential conflict of interest arises.

Read hereConflict of Interest Policy
 

2017-2018 Business Plan

The 2017-2018 Ontario Racing (OR) Business Plan describes the activities that OR will undertake over the next two years to significantly advance its strategic mandate and the fulfillment of its strategic objectives.  It reflects a deliberate and focused approach to building a long-term foundation for success, with an emphasis on inclusiveness, engagement, credibility, and transparency.