Wednesday 10 August

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Canterbury businessman Rodger Finlay has joined the board of New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing.

Finlay, who was appointed by the NZTR Members’ Council, has had a lengthy career as an investment banker and fund manager.

He is also a thoroughbred owner and breeder, a retiring trustee of the Christchurch Racecourse Reserve Trust and a former director of the Canterbury Jockey Club.

He had more than 25 years experience in the financial services sector, mainly in London, with the global companies CS First Boston, Paribas and UBS and now holds several directorships.

He is chairman of New Zealand Oil and Gas and the UK company Mundane Asset Management, deputy chairman of Rural Equities Limited, a member of the Radio New Zealand Board of Governors and a board member of Moeraki Limited.

Finlay said he was looking forward to his role with NZTR. “There has never been a more challenging or exciting time to be on the NZTR board and I’m looking forward to assisting the board as it works on industry-changing funding initiatives.”

NZTR Members’ Council chairman Wayne Guppy said there had been a large number of quality applicants for the board vacancy. “We are delighted to be able to appoint somebody with Rodger Finlay’s business experience and financial acumen and he will be a valuable addition to an already strong NZTR Board.”

Finlay fills the vacancy left when Greg McCarthy stood down from the NZTR Board in May.

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