Horse Racing Alberta – Chief Executive Officer

OPENID# 17-1846 Location: Edmonton, AB

The Opportunity

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) reports to the Board of Directors (Board) and is responsible for managing and leading Horse Racing Alberta (HRA) consistent with its legislative mandate, its vision and mission. In close consultation with the Chair and through the board, the CEO will lead the development, evaluation of policies, plans, budgets, programs, and implementation of HRA’s strategic performance goals, short and long-term objectives.

This role will be responsible for providing outstanding leadership in achieving HRA’s short and long-term goals and in providing effective management of overall activities, operations and financial resources. The CEO will monitor the operating results and respond to challenges to ensure that organization’s objectives are being targeted and achieved. The CEO will guide and provide leadership to management and staff while ensuring the Board is kept informed about the organization’s operations and challenges. The CEO will provide strategic advice and direction on HRA policy, complex issues, stakeholder management, and programs on behalf of the Board.

HRA is governed by a Chairman, eight Directors representing the various breed organizations and racetracks, three directors representing the public and two government observers (non-voting). The CEO will be responsible for four direct reports and ~$3M administration budget; ~$40M overall budget.

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