MEDIA RELEASE | Auckland Thoroughbred Racing appoints Gareth Jones as new CFO

13 Nov 2023
Auckland Thoroughbred Racing

Auckland Thoroughbred Racing appoints Gareth Jones as new CFO

Auckland Thoroughbred Racing has recently appointed Gareth Jones as its Chief Financial Officer.

Formerly Chief Financial Officer at Cedenco, Gareth is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over twenty years’ experience. He has worked in a broad range of roles across finance both locally and globally including time spent with the Royal Bank of Scotland, Fonterra and Goodman Fielder.

Gareth undertook his education at the University of Waikato, completing a Bachelor of Management – Finance, before moving to live and work in the UK until 2011. He now lives in Grey Lynn, Auckland, with his wife and three boys.  Gareth’s family has previously been involved in the standardbred industry and Gareth is a keen racegoer having attended racing events all over the world.

Paul Wilcox, CEO of Auckland Thoroughbred Racing, says Gareth’s wealth of strategic commercial management experience combined with his strong financial background made Gareth a natural choice for the role as the Club looks forward to a return to racing at Ellerslie in 2024 combined with other lofty goals.

“Auckland Thoroughbred Racing is more than a racing club, we’re a significant business with a raft of financial and property assets that are set to ensure the Club’s success and longevity,” says Paul.

“Gareth’s previous experience as a CFO here in New Zealand as well as his strong commercial and financial management background will be a real asset to the Club as we continue on our journey to bettering the future of the racing industry here in New Zealand.”

Gareth says, “I’m excited to be joining the Auckland Thoroughbred Racing team at such a significant time for the business.  I’m incredibly motivated by what’s already been achieved by the Club and look forward to contributing to its ongoing success in a meaningful way.”

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