New Leadership for Greyhound Commission
The NSW Government has appointed Alby Taylor as Chief Commissioner and reappointed Chris Wheeler as Commissioner to the Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission.
Mr Taylor and Mr Wheeler bring a broad range of skills and experience to the state’s greyhound industry regulator and will play an important role in leading ongoing work to ensure the industry operates with the highest standards of integrity and animal welfare.
Mr Taylor has been a senior executive for some of NSW’s leading organisations in both the public and private sectors.
With a strong legal background and regulatory experience, he will lead the three-member board that oversees GWIC’s operations, working closely with CEO Steve Griffin and the GWIC executive.
Mr Taylor replaces inaugural Chief Commissioner Alan Brown, who sadly passed away suddenly in March.
Mr Taylor said he was delighted to accept the appointment of Chief Commissioner at GWIC and looked forward to meeting and working with all people connected with greyhound racing in NSW.
“Australians love their sport, and we share a passion for great competition and fair play. As Chief Commissioner, my overriding ambition will be protecting the welfare of our canine athletes while ensuring all involved have equal opportunities to succeed.” Mr Taylor said.
Mr Wheeler, who has acted as Chief Commissioner since Mr Brown’s passing, is a former Deputy NSW Ombudsman and has been a practising lawyer for more than 30 years, with strong experience across regulatory and investigative roles.
He will continue to provide expert advice, guidance and decision-making to protect greyhound welfare and the integrity of greyhound racing in NSW.
A selection process to fill a Commissioner vacancy, with Peter Collins stepping down after three years’ service, will be carried out in 2023.