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.
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.