The Board of Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria (TBV) is delighted to announce the appointment of Kellie Cook to the position of Executive Officer beginning 1 August 2022.

Kellie was previously the General Manager of Racing & Breeding Services at Racing Australia, beginning in 2016, responsible for the range of products and services offered to industry participants and stakeholders across Australia.

Prior to working at Racing Australia, Kellie was the Australian representative for a London based Bloodstock company from January 2013 to June 2016. Kellie has also been a senior lecturer at Melbourne Polytechnic (formally NMIT) where she taught all racing courses, from Certificate II in Racing (Stablehand) through to Certificate IV in Racing (Racehorse Trainer), coming from the real grassroots of racing.

TBV President, James O’Brien, said: “Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria is ecstatic to have Kellie Cook taking on the role as Executive Officer,”

“Along with a wealth of knowledge across breeding and racing, Kellie brings strong leadership skills to this role and will promote the interests of our Victorian breeders.

“Passionate about education in the industry, this is something that we strive to promote now and into the future as we aim to shape the future of breeding.

“Kellie will work with our Media & Marketing Officer Justin Darcy and together, I hold great confidence that the interests of our stakeholders will continue to be met and that Victoria will continue to push as the premier breeding state in Australia.”

Kellie said: ““I am honoured and excited to have been selected to lead Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria in the next phase of its growth”.

“I am looking forward to working collaboratively with all stakeholders leading into a new, dynamic era for the Victorian Thoroughbred Breeding Industry”.

“My focus will not only be on ensuring the long-term sustainability of the industry but seeing it develop further and thrive.”

“I am very excited about the opportunity and are looking forward to getting started in August.”

Charmein Bukovec announced her resignation as TBV Executive Officer in April this year and we wish her the best of luck in her new role at ANZ Bloodstock.