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Ontario Racing Director Positions Open

Published: March 31, 2017 3:41 pm ET

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Ontario Racing (OR) is pleased to extend an invitation to interested individuals in the horse racing sector to submit expressions of Interest in joining OR's Board of Directors. There are currently two new director positions (Director-at-Large) open to individuals.

Ontario Racing is a not-for-profit corporation with the objective of promoting horse racing in Ontario. The OR Board of Director’s mandate is to represent the best interests of the horse racing sector and the Board brings qualified and knowledgeable individuals to the forefront in contributing to the development of a sustainable future for the horse racing sector.

The OR Board of Directors represents a group of dedicated individuals that operate within a governance framework that is established jointly by the Corporations Act (not-for-profit association) and Ontario Racing's bylaws which addresses issues such as fiduciary duties to OR, conflict of interest, confidentiality, and requirements related to participation and meeting attendance. Potential Director candidates should note that Directors must attend meetings and contribute; must have the best interests of the industry and OR in mind (fiduciary) when making decisions and that information provided to Directors is confidential - not to be used or distributed outside the Board. The successful candidates will be required to sign and comply with the Code of Conduct.

A selection process to identify nominees for the two directorships has been established under the guidance of the OR Executive committee. This selection process will involve expressions of Interest from interested individuals, reference checks and interviews. The Executive committee has been tasked with preparing a recommendation and the final decision for appointment will be made by the OR Board of Directors. That recommendation will be based upon criteria including but not limited to, the following:

  • Does the nominee have skills, experience or knowledge that may prove important to understanding and managing the current and future strategic direction of OR.

  • Does the nominee offer a diversity of experience and viewpoints on issues important to the association and horse racing sector.

  • Does the nominee possess the capability and willingness to participate and contribute in a full and constructive manner to the Board’s governance and oversight duties and responsibilities.

Individuals that are interested in being considered for a Director-at-Large position should forward a cover letter and resume or summary of skills and experience prior to April 21, 2017. If you have any questions regarding the Director-at-Large position or the selection process, please do not hesitate to contact Mike Chopowick, Director of Policy, at [email protected].

Serving on the OR Board of Directors represents an exciting opportunity for qualified and interested individuals to contribute directly to the development of a sustainable future for Ontario's horse-racing industry.

(with files from OR)

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