Moonee Valley Racing Club (MVRC) on Thursday announced the appointment of Charlotte Mills as its new Head of Racing.
Charlotte is highly regarded as one of Australia’s leading racing administrators, having held a number of senior roles at Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA). Currently employed as RWWA’s Chief Racing Officer, Charlotte has led the management and development of racing operations across the three codes.
In this highly strategic and progressive role, Charlotte has managed various initiatives for the West Australian racing industry. These projects include generating revenue through race fields and media rights, developing the current prizemoney model, a breeding enhancement scheme and ownership, animal welfare, and industry wellbeing strategies.
As Chief Racing Officer, Charlotte has also had responsibility for corporate and stakeholder communications, engagement, government relations, and media.
“Charlotte has made an incredible contribution to the West Australian racing industry, and we are excited to have her join our team. I look forward to Charlotte shaping the future direction of racing at The Valley as we move into an exciting 2022 / 23 season where we’ll celebrate the Centenary year of the W.S. Cox Plate and in March 2023 stage the All-Star Mile” stated MVRC CEO Michael Browell.
Charlotte expressed that “After more than 15 years in the West, I am excited to commence this new role with the Moonee Valley Racing Club in my home state.”
“Thoroughbred racing is deeply entrenched in the history and social fabric of Victoria, and it will be an honour to work with the team that is home to Australasia’s Weight-for-Age Championship, the W.S. Cox Plate.”
Charlotte will relocate from Perth to Melbourne and join the MVRC team on Friday 20 August.