Addington Raceway CEO Shane Gloury has advised the New Zealand Metropolitan Trotting Club (NZMTC) - that for family reasons, he is unable to continue in his role with the harness racing Club beyond New Zealand Cup Week this year and will be returning to Melbourne thereafter said Chairman David Rankin.
Taking over as CEO of the NZMTC in January 2009, Gloury has worked tirelessly to steer the Club through challenging times and driven significant change through Addington Raceway in his time at Club.
"It is difficult for me to accept that I will not be able to continue on at Addington past Cup Week, but unfortunately I don't have much of a choice" said Gloury.
"I am extremely grateful for the opportunities provided by Addington and am proud of the achievements of our team and the obstacles that we have overcome. In trying times we have built a vibrant, energetic and competent team that has developed new opportunities, delivered enhanced outcomes and turned the profitability of the Club around full circle."
"There are some excellent opportunities at Addington and the Club is well placed to develop these opportunities and deliver gains for the benefit of the Harness Racing Industry."
Chairman of the NZMTC, David Rankin said:
"I will miss Shane with whom I have developed a very good working relationship. He has made the hard calls necessary to turn the club around to produce surplus income for the year just ended on 31st July. His leadership in transferring the 2011 Inter Dominions to Auckland at short notice following the 22nd of February earthquake and the success of this major event is testimony to his skills.
"The Club is at a turning point with future developments poised to provide new income streams. I know Shane would have liked to participate in these opportunities had it been possible for him.He will leave with the Club in good heart with my and the Board's thanks and goodwill.I appreciate and thank Shane for giving us time to advertise for and appoint a new CEO prior to his departure."
David RANKIN Chairman NZMTC