Mar 052018

Chairman of the Board, Horse Racing Alberta

Chairman of the Board, Horse Racing Alberta

orse Racing Alberta is a private, not-for-profit organization with a mandate to govern, direct, control, regulate, market and promote the Alberta Horse Racing and Breeding Industry.

The HRA is currently accepting applications for the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors. As Chairman, and a voting Board Member, you will provide strategic leadership to the Board on all matters relating to the HRA’s mandate and overall activities. You will foster and maintain positive relations with industry stakeholders, Government, and the media.

You must have a genuine interest in the growth and development of the Horse Racing and Breeding Industry in Alberta. Your broad-based experience includes a solid understanding of business, governance and the ability to evaluate complex information and make difficult decisions, this experience is supplemented with a proven ability to provide strategic leadership for an organization with multi-stakeholder groups.

It is essential that you have a flexible schedule that will accommodate up to 25 hours of activity per week. As a Board Member you will receive a per-diem honorarium and paid expenses, for the additional activities of Chairman the HRA Board shall determine an annual stipend based upon the expected activity of the Chairman.

Appointments are normally for a three-year term with the opportunity of one additional term. Current provincial legislation awaiting to be enacted could limit the initial term to approximately 18 months.

If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please submit a letter of interest and resume outlining your experience and accomplishments, no later March 23, 20018 to:

Horse Racing Alberta
Attn: Chairman – Selection Committee
720, 9707 – 110 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2L9

Or fax to: 780-488-5105
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  One Response to “Chairman of the Board, Horse Racing Alberta”


    As the Minister responsible for horse racing will the NDP government be frugal and reduce the compensation of the CHAIRMAN when filing this vacancy and upcoming CEO vacancy to reflect the 20% reduction in provincial grants as the racing industry battles these tough economic times.

    HRA’S last 3 year business plans showed all sources provincial parimutuel betting to be S200 million/year when in reality it was only $120 million. The embellishment of this forecast only proves that sound financial management starts at the top. As Minister responsible please ensure that competent management is put in place compensated accordingly.

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