Campbell Davies will continue a family tradition when he takes his place on the Sandown Greyhound Racing Club board.
Three generations of the Davies family has worked for the Club, and Campbell is excited to continue that family association.
“Sandown Park has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember,” said Mr Davies.
“My dad, grandpa, auntie, sister and cousin have all worked there, and my uncle (Jeff Davies) was the CEO. I loved coming to the track on Thursday nights with Dad – one of my first jobs was on the bag for his mate (bookmaker) Raymore Millard in the interstate market ring, it taught me to think fast!
“I’m proud to continue the association of the Davies name with Sandown Park, and feel honoured to have been asked to help take the club forward.”
Mr Davies brings considerable marketing experience to the Sandown board. He is the current Group General Manager for Associated Retailers, an independent retailer buying and marketing group with over 450 stores Australia wide, and has previously filled key marketing roles at a diverse range of companies including BIG4 Holiday Parks, Nike and Tabcorp. He was also the General Manager of Marketing and Communications at Greyhound Racing Victoria, giving Mr Davies thorough understanding of the industry and environment under which the club operates.
“I worked closely with the club when I was at GRV and I truly believe they are one of the most progressive racing clubs – not just greyhound racing clubs – in the world. Their vision of what a club could and should be has me very excited for the future and their whole of life commitment to the greyhound breed could be transformative for the industry.”
Sandown Chairman Neil Brown was delighted to welcome Mr Davies onto the Board and is excited about the skills and experience he brings.
“The Davies family have been a major part of the Sandown Greyhound Racing Club for several generations,” he said.
“We’re delighted to welcome Campbell to the board. Not only does he bring a wealth of experience that will compliment the board, but also a genuine love and passion for the sport.”
Mr Davies fills the casual vacancy created following David Gleeson’s retirement from the board in June.