NSW GBOTA chairman, Joe Cotroneo, announced today the resignation of the Association’s Executive Officer, Brenton Scott.

Mr. Scott, who has been employed as the Association’s lead executive since 1995, has accepted a position with Racing Queensland, overseeing strategy and development of the Queensland greyhound code.

Mr. Cotroneo described Mr Scott’s contribution to the NSW GBOTA and NSW greyhound racing generally as “loyal, totally professional and at all times positive” and extended his best wishes with regard to the Racing Queensland role.

“Brenton has ensured that the NSW GBOTA and its membership is well positioned to continue contributing to the progression of greyhound racing in NSW,” said Mr Cotroneo.

“His leadership in driving the strategy that overturned the Government’s decision to ban greyhound racing in 2016/17 will always have my deepest respect,” Mr Cotroneo added.

In addition to his day to day role, Mr Scott has also undertaken the following during his time with the NSW GBOTA:

  • Lead Executive - NSW Greyhound Industry Alliance (2016/17)
  • Panel Member – NSW Government Greyhound Racing Industry Reform Panel (2015/16)
  • Industry representative – Joint Working Group (2015/16)
  • Director – Greyhound Media Services (2006 to current)
  • Manager –GCA (formerly AGRA) National Group Race Dates (1995 to current)
  • NSW Greyhound Industry Animal Welfare Committee (2017 to current)
  • Director – Racingcorp (2002 – 2012)

Mr Scott, who will leave the NSW GBOTA at the end of December and will commence duties with Racing Queensland in early January, said he was extremely appreciative of the opportunity that the NSW GBOTA had given him whilst also looking forward to the new challenge with Racing Queensland.

“I thank Directors, past and present, staff, members and the greyhound racing participants for the support they have provided throughout my employment and I am sure that the NSW GBOTA can, and will continue to make a substantial contribution to the NSW greyhound industry over both racing operations and advocacy for participants for many years to come,” said Mr Scott. 

Directors will further discuss Mr. Scott’s resignation and the future NSW GBOTA organisation structure at their next meeting on December 15, 2018.