Our People

Meet some of our people below and find out what they enjoy about their role at New Zealand Racing Board and why they think it's a great place to work.

  • Grant Peck
    Bookmaker - Sports Betting

    I have always had a passion for Sports and Racing. My frequent trips to the racecourse as a new born, having a successful sporting family and participating in sports all my life has only enhanced it. With Baypark Speedway at my "back door" as a kid and family friends with racing cars, my love for Speedway and Motorsport in NZ and around the world was ignited.

    After spending 20yrs diversifying in the IT industry, I looked for an opportunity to finally follow my passion and began work with a dynamic team at Greerton TAB. My natural ability to strategise, analyse, create pools and educate our punters on new betting options allowed me to thrive in my role as a TAB retail operator.

    The NZ Racing Board offers excellent career opportunities and within 12 months I was presented with choices to further my career. I chose the Sports Betting Team and was fortunate that my family were willing to come along for the big move to Wellington!

    As a Sports Bookmaker I set the opening odds on all sports events and manage "live" options for our customers to wager on. My role is a specialised and unique job and I enjoy analysing form and statistics for sports from around the world. I work with a fantastic team, who have a wealth of knowledge in sports. It is fast paced and no two days are ever the same!

    The NZRB offers me flexible hours for my family with a great culture of business and future internal progression and opportunities as I grow my skill base. This is where you can find a career with whatever you are passionate about...

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  • Nathan Greenham
    Head of Elite Services

    Working for the New Zealand Racing Board allows me to indulge in my passion for wagering, racing and sports, every day.

    As the Head of Elite Services, my role is to oversee a program that manages our high turnover customers, known as Elite customers. The Elite Services Unit team members are responsible for marketing, events and the account management of our customers and whilst our part of the business can be very challenging, it can also be highly rewarding.

    My team and I thrive on the opportunity to manage our Elite customers, they are of significant value to us and we take this responsibility very seriously.

    We also lucky enough to be able to work with colleagues across various parts of our business so we get the share our passion with others.

    The NZRB is a great place to work, my team and I continue to learn new things & find new challenges every day.

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  • Sarah Rodger
    Area Manager

    My first job within the industry was working at the TAB throughout university. I loved it and knew I had found a passion for something I previously knew very little about. I graduated and moved in to my field of study, while also continuing to work at the TAB on the occasional weekend – just for fun!

    A few years later, an opportunity became available within the People Team at NZRB. I jumped at the chance to get back in to the industry and became a Capability Advisor. Drawing on my experience as a TAB operator my job was to find, develop, and implement learning and development opportunities for the retail network.

    After some time another opportunity within the business came my way. Today I am an Area Manager for the TAB and I am responsible for the implementation and delivery of retail training programs, operations support and selected project execution. I am just one of many who started their NZRB career working part time at the TAB and I think it is a real testament to the nature of the NZRB that there are opportunities available to move throughout the business.

    Besides having a passion for racing and sports, the people make the NZRB a fantastic place to work. Whether it be
    catching up for coffee with someone from Finance, having lunch with someone from Broadcasting, or discussing an outcome from a sports game with someone from Strategy - every Business Unit is full of people who are willing to help and make you feel welcome.

    I feel lucky to be part of an organisation that is so unique and full of people who share the same passion. It’s awesome to know I am contributing to something literally thousands of people across New Zealand care about.

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