Former TAB Chief Executive Allen Windross AM passed away after losing his battle with illness on Boxing Day.
Windross held the position of Chief Executive at the TAB from 1987 to his retirement in 1999.
He was regarded as a mathematical genius and world leader in totalisator betting.
One of his many achievements include the thesis he wrote following his retirement, "Betting by the Book - A Study of Systems Adopted by Punters" which was a wide collaboration of research into punter behaviour and information on betting systems.
Windross was made a member of the Order of Australia - AM, in recognition of his services to the Australian community and more recently served as a trustee of the Racing NSW's Jockey's Benefit Fund and was the elected Chairman of the Trust at the time of his passing.
HRNSW Board Member Graham Kelly - the former Chairman of TAB Limited, Sky Channel Limited and Centrebet International Ltd - said: "Allen was a great mentor of mine when I was appointed to the TAB Board. Even after his retirement, he continued to give generously of friendly helpful advice.
"Without Allen's great leadership the NSW TAB would never have reached its potential. The NSW racing codes have benefitted enormously from Allen's contribution to the profitable 'Jolly Green Giant'."
Nancy O'Grady | Executive Assistant | Harness Racing New South Wales |