Board

Des O'Keeffe | Chairman

Des was assistant to the CEO at Victoria Racing Club in 1989;
Racing manager for leading Flemington trainer John Meagher 1989-1999;
Bloodstock agent based with John Meagher at Kranji Racecourse, Singapore 2000;
Rider agent for Brett Prebble, Blake Shinn, Patrick Payne, Noel Callow, Rhys McLeod and Ryan Maloney 2000-2005;
Executive Officer Victorian Jockeys Association 2005- current;
General Manager Australian jockeys Association 2007- current…
"Racing is my life and I’m privileged to be working for jockeys around Australia."

Kevin Ring | OHS Officer

Kevin was an apprentice Jockey to Trainer Cyril Kearns at Rosehill from 1975-1979;
A Jockey from 1979 – 2003;
Tasmanian Jockeys Association President 1996-1998;
TJA General Manager 2001-present;
AJA Director 2002 – present;
AJA National OH&S Officer 2009 – present;
Committee member of the SAJA, WAJA and NTJA;
Cert IV OH&S Qualified;
Presently doing Diploma of Work, Health and Safety course.

"Racing is both a passion and a lifestyle for me".