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Media release from The Hon Martin Pakula MP


Distinguished sports administrator Sean Carroll has been appointed as the next Victorian Racing Integrity Commissioner, replacing Sal Perna AM who is stepping down from the role after more than 10 years of service.

Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today confirmed Mr Carroll’s appointment, which will take effect on 1 March 2021.

The Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner was established in 2010 to provide independent oversight of integrity-related matters across the Victorian thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing codes, including controlling bodies Racing Victoria, Harness Racing Victoria and Greyhound Racing Victoria.

Mr Carroll is the current Head of Integrity and Security at Cricket Australia and was responsible for developing and implementing an extensive integrity framework for that sport.

He has represented Cricket Australia on national and government boards and working groups including the Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports and the National Sports Integrity Unit Working Group.

Mr Carroll was a senior police officer and AFL Tribunal advocate for nearly 20 years and is a current member of the Australian Sports Museum Advisory Panel.

More information on the Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner is available at racingintegrity.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Racing Martin Pakula

“Victoria is the home of Australian racing and the work of the Racing Integrity Commissioner is vital to ensuring we maintain that reputation.”

“I’m thrilled that Sean Carroll has accepted the position and know that he will do a great job, just as Sal Perna has done for more than a decade.”

Quote attributable to incoming Victorian Racing Integrity Commissioner Sean Carroll

“I’m proud to have been selected for this important position, and look forward to using my skills and experience to ensure the ongoing integrity of the Victorian racing industry”.

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

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