Statement from RV CEO Giles Thompson on the retirement of MRC Chairman Mike Symons
“During his tenure as Chairman of the Melbourne Racing Club, Mike Symons has made an invaluable contribution to the thoroughbred racing industry in Victoria.
“Mike leaves the club in excellent shape. He has overseen significant developments and changes that have set up the club for a successful future, and helped deliver a premium racing experience for the club’s members and other racegoers.
“He also helped drive many advancements in racing beyond the MRC. Of particular note is his contribution to the modern media landscape with the establishment of Racing.com, and his passion for ensuring a rejuvenated jumps racing sport.
“We wish him well in his future endeavours and look forward to working closely with his successor as Chairman, Peter Le Grand, when he takes up the position at the start of next month.”