Racing NSW CEO, Mr Peter V’landys AM, has been elected unanimously as chairman of the Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC).
Mr V’landys, who has been lauded as the man who turned around NSW racing and was responsible for the creation of the world’s richest turf race, The Everest, will take up the position effective 30 October 2019.
Outgoing chairman Peter Beattie will remain on the ARLC to assist with the transition and pending the appointment of other commissioners.
Beattie confirmed last month he would end his two-year stint and step down as chairman, saying “You need good people at the top and I’m getting old – I’m 66, I’ll be 67 in November.
“And you need a younger person to get into the right steels for media rights deals that will happen over the next few years.
Mr Beattie and fellow Commissioners extended their congratulations to Peter V’landys on his appointment.
Peter V’landys looks forward to taking on the role of Chairman.
“In the meantime, there is a lot of exciting football to take place as we head into the Final Series and we look forward to concentrating on that,” Mr V’landys said.