VRC chief executive Steve Rosich resigns

The Victoria Racing Club is on the lookout for a new chief executive officer after announcing on Thursday that Steve Rosich had resigned.

The former Fremantle Football Club CEO has been the boss at Flemington since 2020.

A new destination for Rosich was not revealed in the announcement, but he will remain with the VRC during the notice period as the VRC seeks a replacement.

“After four Melbourne Cup Carnivals and working with the VRC Board and team to deliver on the VRC’s strategic priorities, it feels like the right time to provide the VRC with notice of my resignation,” Rosich said.

“I commenced as CEO at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and together with the wider team, we navigated the challenges of that period to come out the other side with key success milestones including record membership levels, a new media rights agreement, corporate revenue growth and record economic impact.

“I remain focused in my role as CEO during the notice period and I sincerely thank Neil and the VRC Board, management team, staff, club partners and members for their support of me and the VRC Team.

“The future of the VRC is very bright and secure with everyone at the club committed to building on the milestones we have achieved together.”

VRC chairman Neil Wilson paid tribute to Rosich’s efforts during one of the tumultuous times in the history of Australian racing.

“During his tenure, we have seen the VRC emerge from the COVID-19 period well-placed, with the business achieving significant milestones, including record membership and corporate revenues, growth in Cup Week crowds, the new media and wagering partnership with TAB and Nine Entertainment and record economic contribution from the 2023 Melbourne Cup Carnival to the State of Victoria.” Wilson said.

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