About / Who we are

The Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission is the independent regulator for the greyhound industry in NSW. The Commission was established by the Greyhound Racing Act 2017 following recommendations from the Greyhound Industry Reform Panel, after the reversal of the greyhound racing ban. The Commission was established to promote and protect the welfare of greyhounds, safeguard the integrity of greyhound racing and maintain public confidence in the greyhound racing industry.

Our Leadership Team:

Chief Commissioner, Alan Brown

Alan Brown is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW with 45 years’ experience in providing legal advice and services to the commercial, banking, finance, and property sectors. He was the independent chair of Moss Capital Funds Management Limited and a member of the advisory board of Moss Capital Pty Ltd before its listing on the ASX as Elanor Investments Limited. Alan also has extensive experience in the racing industry, having served as an independent chair on a number of boards and committees. With Racing NSW, he served as chair, deputy chair and director. He also served as chair, vice chair, treasurer and director of the Sydney Turf Club. Alan has been appointed Chief Commissioner for three years and the role is part-time.

CEO, Judith Lind

Judith Lind is a former senior executive of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) with over thirty years’ experience in the public sector. Judith has held senior leadership roles in the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Crime Commission and the Australian Taxation Office.

Judith is highly experienced in the areas of complex compliance, regulatory matters, law enforcement, intelligence and national security. She also has extensive experience in leading and building organisational capability and implementing programs to prevent, detect and prosecute non-compliance in sport. She has an in-depth understanding of global and national sports integrity threats and risks, governing frameworks and legislation with a deep commitment to ethics in sport.

As CEO of the Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission, Judith’s goal is to re-establish the NSW greyhound racing industry as a world leader, adding economic value to its participants and communities.

Commissioner Clare Petre

Clare Petre is the former NSW Energy and Water Ombudsman and a Senior Assistant Commonwealth Ombudsman. Clare is currently a board member of Energy Consumers Australia and City West Housing, Chair of the Australian Council for International Development - Code of Conduct Committee, Deputy Chair of the Asylum Seekers Centre and Customer Advocate (Wealth) for NAB. Clare was previously Chair of the consumer advisory committees of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Credit and Investments Ombudsman (CIO). She was chair of the Australian & New Zealand Ombudsman Association, and has served on various federal and state bodies. Clare has been appointed as a part time Commissioner for 12 months.

Commissioner John Keniry AM

Dr John Keniry is a chemical engineer who has held extensive leadership positions in the private and public sector, including various senior executive roles with Goodman Fielder Limited and CSR Limited.  He has served as chair of Ridley Corporation Limited, President of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Commissioner for the NSW Natural Resources Commission. John has also been appointed to a number of taskforces including the Prime Minister’s Biofuels Taskforce, NSW Abalone Industry Taskforce and Consumer Literacy Taskforce. He was co-ordinator general of the NSW Greyhound Transition Taskforce. John has been appointed as a part time Commissioner for 12 months.