By Mick Floyd
Sandown chief executive officer Greg Miller announced his retirement at the club’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 22 October.
Since joining Sandown Park in October 2010, Miller has lead the club through a period of significant growth as well as championing a number of initiatives both on and off the track.
Under Miller’s leadership, the club has developed a number of innovative racing series including the Speed Star match race series, the Launching Pad sweepstakes, and consolidated the TAB Melbourne Cup’s standing as the world’s greatest greyhound race.
Away from the track, Miller played a key role in the development of Greyhound Clubs Australia and Greyhound Clubs Victoria, secured a number of non-raceday income streams, and helped introduce a new wave of participants in the sport through initiatives such as the National Greyhound Draft which introduced over 1000 new owners to the sport in its inaugural edition.
“I’m very proud of everything the club has achieved in my time here. Everyone involved at the club – the board, the full time and casual staff, everyone – has an industry first attitude,” he said.
“None of what we have been able to do would have been possible without their love of the dogs and enthusiasm for the sport.
“But I’ve been here nine years now and for my family and myself, it’s time to slow down a bit.”
Sandown chairman Neil Brown was effusive in his praise for Miller’s contribution not just to Sandown Park, but to the sport of greyhound racing across the country.
“Greg has had an enormous impact on the sport of greyhound racing in his time here,” said Brown.
“Coming from a successful career in Australian rules football, Greg brought a new perspective not just on how the club and the sport operated, but its place in the broader sporting landscape. His enthusiasm and passion for the sport ensures the club is well positioned to continue to grow into the future.
“On behalf of the board, I wish Greg and his family all of the very best in retirement.”
Miller will vacate the position in early 2020 with his replacement to be announced in due course.