Changes to the MRC Executive Committee

The Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) today announced that Brooke Dawson will join the club’s Executive Committee, following the resignation of long-serving Committeeman, Rod Fenwick.

The Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) today announced that Brooke Dawson will join the club’s Executive Committee, following the resignation of long-serving Committeeman, Rod Fenwick.

Club Chairman, Mike Symons, paid tribute to Mr Fenwick’s service to the club.

“Rod has given 20 years of energy, commitment and leadership to both the Mornington Racing Club, where he was Chairman and instrumental in the successful merger with the MRC, and more recently on the MRC Committee,” Mike said.

“Through that time, Rod’s focus on integrity related matters, accountability and maximising club performance and ensuring the MRC delivers on its merger commitments to the Mornington Racing Club have been key attributes.”

Mr Fenwick has been a member of the club’s Finance Sub-Committee as well as the Risk, Compliance and Audit Committee and also represents the MRC on the Trust of the Caulfield Racecourse Reserve.

Ms Dawson brings a wealth of experience to the MRC, having served on the Mornington Advisory Group since 2014 after holding positions as an Elected Director of the Australian Polo Federation and Committee Member of Victorian Polo Club. She also sits on the Cattle Compensation Advisory Board representing the Australian Meat Industry Council, having been Senior Manager at family owned and operated Oakdale Meat Company since 2004.

Ms Dawson has a passionate interest in horses and farming through her involvement in the Central Victorian property that houses an Angus cattle breeding program as well as her polo ponies.  She also has a keen interest in racehorses, aspiring to race a group one winner through her family’s thoroughbred breeding program and horses in training.

“The MRC has been fortunate to have someone of Rod’s talent and personality on our committee and we wish him well in the future. At the same time, we warmly welcome a new addition to the club Committee in Brooke,” Mike said.