Rennell Moving On From HRNZ

Published: September 25, 2018 04:03 pm EDT

Harness Racing New Zealand’s chief executive, Edward Rennell, recently announced that he will be moving on after more than two decades in the role.

Rennell’s final day will be December, 19, 2018 and he will be active in the role until then.

“It has been a privilege to lead Harness Racing New Zealand for the last 21 years,” Rennell said.

“It has been more than just a job. I have a real passion for the industry and a strong desire to see it thrive.

“I want to thank the hard working staff of Harness Racing New Zealand and everyone in the harness community for their support over the years.

“I will continue to work hard over the next few months to help guide the industry through what is a difficult time and leave the organization in a strong position for my replacement,” Rennell said.

Harness Racing New Zealand Chairman Ken Spicer thanked Rennell for his service.

“Edward has been a passionate servant of the industry and we are very sad to see him go,” Spicer said.

“He has led the organization extremely well and he will be tough to replace.

“The Board wishes him well and is very pleased he will remain in the role until the end of the year,” Spicer said.

The Board will, in due course, begin a process of recruiting a new chief executive.

(Harness Racing New Zealand)