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Board and Management

Meet the Team

Board and Management

Brad Steele - Chairman

Brad is an award winning business and people leader with over 30 years experience in the financial services industry.  Brad is currently the General Manager Sales & Distribution for a large privately owned company and prior to that held a number of senior roles in a top 30 ASX listed financial services company.

Brad brings a strategic accelerator mindset for growth and development for the business and its people coupled with a passion for change.

Brad has been involved in the harness racing industry for over 26 years as an owner, breeder and administrator.

·   Past President and Treasurer roles Redcliffe Harness Racing Club

·   Past Committeeman Qld Standardbred Breeders Association

·   Board Member – Qld All Codes Racing Industry Board

·   Racing Qld Harness Racing Advisory Panel Member

 

Greg Mitchell

Greg Mitchell - Vice Chairman

Greg is a passionate and driven individual, with over 20 years of corporate experience running his own private companies. He has a true passion for all facets of harness racing and he is a major sponsor of the club. Greg is a past member of the RQ Harness Board as well as the Harness advisory panel.

He has a strong strategic vision for the harness industry and champions for innovation and change.

Jeff Riseley - Treasurer

Jeff is a seasoned harness racing expert. His families deep-rooted history in harness racing ignited a passion for the sport that he has carried throughout his life, even working as a trainer in Victoria for 12 years.

Over the last 22 years, he has owned and operated two successful companies on the Sunshine Coast. His wealth of experience will serve well in his position as treasurer and support a strong future for the harness racing industry.

Paul Ellis - Director

Paul Ellis has over 50 years of experience within the racing industry, as an owner and a breeder.

He was appointed to the committee in 2005 and became the Deputy Chairman in 2014. Throughout this period Paul has been a member of Harness Breeders Victoria, Harness Breeders NSW, Queensland Standardbred Breeders Association and Metropolitan Trotting Club Rocklea.

He is a current member of BOTRA, Albion Park Harness Racing Club and a director for Australian Pacing Gold.

Nathan Hand - Director

Nathan was appointed to the committee in February 2015. Nathan is very passionate about harness racing, he has previously worked as the Albion Park Harness Racing Club General Manager and he always does his part in helping the industry move forwards.

Warwick Stansfield - Director

Warwick Stansfield has worked for ASX and DAX listed companies for more than 27 years, including senior management positions with Porsche and Mercedes-Benz.

He is an active director and licensed real estate agent. Warwick has previously held board positions with BOTRA Qld, Harness Racing Queensland, Racing Queensland Limited, Harness Racing Australia, the Inter Dominion Event Committee and Australian Pacing Gold.

Warwick’s involvement on the Albion Park Harness Racing Club board extends for over 17 years, including five years as Chairman. He is an active participant in harness racing as an owner and breeder.

Bethany Browne - Director

Bethany was raised in a harness racing family, working and training horses from a young age with her father, Leigh Smart.

She gained her harness racing driver’s licence at the age of 16, continuing to drive for more than a decade. As a junior driver, Bethany represented Queensland on several occasions though the Young Bloods Association.

In 2004, she graduated from university with a Bachelor of Education (secondary) and commenced her teaching career with a two-year stint in the Torres Strait. Since returning to Brisbane, Bethany has worked at Albany Creek High School and is now an experienced senior teacher.

Peter Bell - Director

Executive Manager The Creek

Scott Steele - CEO

Scott Steele has extensive experience in senior management role across racing and hospitality.

Before joining The Creek in 2020, Scott worked with Brisbane Racing Club in the roles of General Manager – Operations and Group General Manager Clubs. His experience also includes senior management roles with several clubs across Queensland.

Scott’s passion for harness racing has deep roots. Raised in Winton, Queensland, he was the son of a bush bookmaker and has been involved in harness racing his whole life, including as racehorse owner and trainer.

Scott has a love for The Creek and is dedicated towards the continuous growth of the club. One of his goals is to bring leading trainers and the best horses in Australia and New Zealand to The Creek. He also aims to get new and upcoming leaders and trainers to The Creek, advocating for all sectors of Harness Racing.

Board and Management