Sheather returns as Gold Coast CEO
The Gold Coast Turf Club has appointed Grant Sheather as its chief executive following the resignation of John Cameron.
In a coup for the club, it has also secured the services of highly regarded Hawkesbury Race Club chief executive Brian Fletcher in an advisory capacity.
Fletcher, who will remain in his fulltime role at the NSW provincial club, will be Sheather’s racing adviser on a casual basis.
"It’s a very casual role as an adviser when required," Fletcher said.
"They’ve just appointed a new CEO, Grant Sheather so I’m going to help him with the racing side of things as an adviser to him, he’s been out of the game for a while."
Sheather has come full circle after holding the position as chief executive of the Gold Coast Turf Club before taking up a management role on Hamilton Island in June 2008.
"Today’s announcement is significant in that we have two very experienced, capable and proven racing industry operators joining us," Gold Coast Turf Club chairman Andrew Eggleston said in a statement.
"Grant grew up on the Gold Coast, had 22 years experience in the racing industry before choosing to head to Hamilton Island in June 2008 and has held every position from operations, beverage and catering management to CEO.
"Brian is widely regarding as one of the most progressive racing administrators in Australia and his services have been sought by many metropolitan clubs over the years, so we consider ourselves very fortunate that he’s agreed to be involved with us in this capacity."
The past month has been a tumultuous one for the Gold Coast club with Cameron resigning in October after chairman Hoss Heinrich was replaced by Eggleston