Frances Nel­son QC Ap­pointed Vice Chair­man of Asian Rac­ing Fed­er­a­tion

In what is an­other ma­jor com­pli­ment to the lo­cal rac­ing in­dus­try, Thor­ough­bred Rac­ing SA Chair Frances Nel­son QC has been elected as one of two Vice Chair­men of the Asian Rac­ing Fed­er­a­tion.

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Not only is Ms Nel­son the first South Aus­tralian to be ap­pointed to this po­si­tion, but she is also the first lady to be el­e­vated to such a role. Ms Nel­son was elected Chair of Rac­ing Aus­tralia, the body which rep­re­sents Aus­tralia’s eight prin­ci­pal rac­ing au­thor­i­ties, in April 2017 and has served on the TRSA Board since 2007, the last seven years as Chair­man. The Asian Rac­ing Fed­er­a­tion has 21 Full and five As­so­ci­ate/af­fil­i­ate mem­ber coun­tries through­out the Asia, Aus­tralasian, Arab and South Africa re­gions in­clud­ing ma­jor rac­ing ju­ris­dic­tions, Hong Kong, Ja­pan, Aus­tralia, South Africa and the United Arab Emi­rates.

Ms Nel­son was elected to the Vice Chair­man po­si­tion at the end of the Asian Rac­ing Fed­er­a­tion’s Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil meet­ing be­ing held in con­junc­tion with the 37th Asian Rac­ing Con­fer­ence in Seoul, South Korea.

TRSA CEO Jim Wat­ters said, “I am de­lighted Ms Nel­son had been recog­nised with the ap­point­ment.

“Frances has been a strong leader for South Aus­tralian and Aus­tralian rac­ing, and it is great to see this recog­nised at an in­ter­na­tional level,” he said.

“Frances has brought a vast le­gal knowl­edge and rac­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to Rac­ing Aus­tralia, which is equalled by her ad­vo­cacy of the in­ter­ests of the ev­ery­day worker and par­tic­i­pant. She is strongly rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the grass roots of our in­dus­try and the smaller rac­ing ju­ris­dic­tions.

“This is a richly de­served hon­our for Frances and im­por­tantly is also a mark of es­teem for rac­ing in this State.”

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