The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission’s (QRIC) announced on Monday that the Singapore Turf Club's Peter Chadwick has been appointed their new Chief Stipendiary Thoroughbred Steward while Racing Victoria announced the resignation of their Chairman of Stewards, Terry Bailey, to accept a position as Chairman of Stewards in Singapore.
Chadwick has worked for 18 years as a Steward at the Singapore Turf Club, more than 13 of those as Chief Steward.
His 28-year career highlights include commencing as a Cadet Steward in Western Australia, later moving into stewarding roles in New South Wales, Tasmania, the ACT and back to WA as Senior Stipendiary Steward before venturing overseas to hone his skills.
Commissioner Ross Barnett said Mr Chadwick was a welcome appointment to the Commission.
“We are fortunate to have attracted to Queensland a Chief Steward with a breadth of knowledge of the world of racing and his international experience is a bonus,” he said.
“We received applicants from all over the world and as a result of a competitive open merit selection process Mr Chadwick was selected for this important role.
“The importance of this senior leadership position for the Queensland thoroughbred industry cannot be underestimated. Mr Chadwick brings years of experience to the Commission and he will be a great contributor as we work to ensure the integrity standards of racing in this state are upheld.”
Commissioner Barnett said while QRIC welcomed a new Chief Steward, it is the end of an era in Queensland as Allan Reardon steps down.
“I would like to acknowledge Allan’s contribution to the Commission as Chief Stipendiary Steward since its commencement in mid-2016,” he said.
“Allan has worked with, mentored and gained the respect of staff and racing industry participants Australia wide during his more than 41 years in racing.”
Chadwick is expected to take up his role in August.
Terry Bailey, picture Sportpix.com.au
Bailey, who has been Chairman of Stewards for the past decade after joining RV 13 years ago, will conclude his stewarding duties on 11 July 2018 before taking a short period of leave.
RV Chief Executive, Giles Thompson, paid tribute to Bailey for his tireless efforts as Victoria's chief steward.
"Terry has given tremendous service to Racing Victoria for more than a decade and he has our support and best wishes as he embarks on the exciting next chapter of his career abroad," Thompson said.
"Terry is highly respected for his unwavering focus on administering the Rules of Racing and ensuring that all participants and customers can compete on a level playing field.
"During his time with RV he has been determined to ensure that Victorian racing is successful and he has done that through strong and fearless administration of the rules. It hasn't always been easy, but Terry has given his all.
"Terry can look back fondly on his achievements during his time with RV and I want to thank him on behalf of all participants and stakeholders in Victorian racing for his dedication and commitment over many years."
Thompson said that a search for Bailey's replacement would commence under the guidance of RV Executive General Manager - Integrity Services, Jamie Stier.
"We were delighted to recently welcome Jamie Stier back to Australia to head up our Integrity Services team and he will oversee the appointment of our next Chairman of Stewards over the coming months," Thompson said.
"We have an outstanding team of stewards and under Jamie's leadership, we are in a great place to maintain our position as an industry and sporting leader when it comes to integrity."