Des Friedrich Appointed to NZTR Board

Saturday 21 January

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Experienced Racing administrator Des Friedrich has been appointed to the New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing Board.

Mr Friedrich has spent 33 years working in the racing industry here and in Australia and for the past year has lived in the Taranaki, where he is a Director and General Manager for Tuscany Construction NZ Ltd, which is the licensee for Platinum Homes.

Peter Francis, Chairman of the New Zealand Members’ Council, said that Des Friedrich was appointed from a strong list of candidates that had put their name forward to fill the vacancy on the NZTR Board following the resignation of Dean McKenzie late last year.

Des Friedrich said that he was looking forward to making a positive contribution to the New Zealand Racing industry.  Friedrich served seven years as an Executive Director on the Australian Racing Board while CEO of the racing industry in the Northern Territory of Australia and was the Chief Executive of the Hawkes Bay Racing from 1988 to 1996 in New Zealand.

NZTR Chairman Matthew Goodson said he welcomed the appointment of Des Friedrich to the Board, given his extensive industry knowledge, marketing and management experience.

FURTHER INFORMATION: please contact Peter Francis 021-977 732