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Management Team

The day to day operations of Racing SA are managed by a team of dedicated and highly experience individuals.

Chief Executive Officer

Vaughn Lynch

Appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer in November 2022, Vaughn joined Racing SA in mid-2019 as General Manager - Racing, Wagering and Projects before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2020.

Vaughn is a senior wagering and racing executive with over 20 years’ experience in the industry.

He has been prominent in the sector during the Australian wagering environment’s shift from a pari-mutuel only model through to the present time.

He has worked across all three codes of racing, having held senior positions at Harness Racing Victoria and Greyhound Racing Victoria, while also being CEO of Tasracing – the administrator of Tasmania’s three racing codes.

General Manager | Operations

Nick Bawden

Appointed to the role of General Manager Operations in October 2022 following on from his previous role as Industry Operations & Welfare Manager, Nick joined Racing SA in 2010 after serving in an executive capacity at one of Melbourne's premier racing venues. Nick also has a decade of experience facilitating the growth of South Australian country racing. 

Nick is an experienced sport administrator, skilled in Event and Stakeholder Management, Strategy, Governance and Leadership. An MBA qualified professional, Nick graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2016 and joined the Racing SA executive in 2022.  

General Manager | Integrity

Johan Petzer

Appointed to the position of Chairman of Stewards in February 2013, Johan previously held the position of Racing SA’s Deputy Chairman of Stewards from April 2004.

Johan’s experience includes Thoroughbred Chairman of Stewards in Tasmania (4 years), and Steward/Deputy Chairman of Stewards in South Africa (9 years). 

Johan has tertiary qualifications in Science, Law and Project Management.  As Chairman of Stewards he is also a member of the National Chairman of Stewards’ Committee to the Australian Racing Board. 

General Manager | Communications, Media and Content

Michelle Greene

Appointed as the Marketing Industry Manager in April 2015, Michelle joined Racing SA with over 15 years experience in the marketing industry and over 20 years experience within the wagering industry including a variety of roles both on and off course.

In her most recent work history she previously worked as TattsBet’s National Marketing Manager Racing, based at the company’s head office in Brisbane. Prior to this role, Michelle spent nine years working as Marketing Manager for SA TAB, which is a member of the ASX listed Tatts Group.  Additionally Michelle has worked in the finance and manufacturing sectors, both within marketing roles.