Who We Are
Greyhound Racing SA Limited (GRSA) is the Controlling Body responsible for the conduct, regulation and promotion of greyhound racing throughout South Australia.
It has a primary responsibility to ensure the responsible and ethical management of the sport, the enforcement of local and national rules of racing and the effective oversight of greyhound welfare outcomes.
Chief Executive Officer
Joined Greyhound Racing SA in April 2022.
With more than 20 years of experience in the event, hospitality and racing codes, Ms Francis was uniquely suited to her appointment as Chief Executive Officer. With strong family ties in both thoroughbred and greyhound racing, Ms Francis also held the role of Chair of the South Australian Jockey Club (SAJC), among other directorship roles within the organisation over a 10-year tenure. She also held board director positions with Liquor Marketing Group SA and the International College of Hotel Management.
Prior to joining GRSA, Ms Francis was the pre-opening General Manager for Oval Hotel, Australia’s first stadium hotel, set at the iconic Adelaide Oval. She has worked across an extensive portfolio of hotels and hospitality venues, including roles at Accor Group and as the Group General Manager at Francis Group, which included four hotels and Finniss Lodge – a 600-hectare horse training facility.
In accordance with the GRSA Constitution, the Board comprises four independent directors and one industry director.
Grantley William Stevens
B.Arts (Accounting), FCA, CTA, MAICD
Chairman and Non-Executive Director (experience in finance)
Joined the Board in July 2013 and was appointed Chairman in February 2018.
Grantley came onto the Board with a strong background in financial management. Having joined Edwards Marshall in 1987, he was appointed to partner in 2002. He currently manages the Business Consulting and Taxation division of Nexia Edwards Marshall. In addition to holding Board positions with Racing and Wagering SA Pty Ltd and Greyhounds Australasia, Grantley is Chairman of National Disability Support Partners Pty Ltd and is the Company Secretary of the Alexander & Symonds Group as well as a member of the Port Adelaide Football Club’s Finance and Audit Committee for over ten years. Grantley also sits on a number of advisory Boards for his clients.
Special responsibilities include being Chairman of the Audit and Finance Committee and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.
Raymond Peter Fewings
Non-Executive Director (experience in the greyhound racing industry)
Joined the Board in March 2018.
Ray has built his industry experience through having been an owner, breeder and trainer over a period of 60 years. His long career in media as a race broadcaster, radio presenter and management executive (he was the founding Manager of RadioTAB in Adelaide and also worked in management at 5AA) began in 1972 and only ended recently upon his retirement.
David Arthur Lewis
Non-Executive Director (experience in marketing)
Joined the Board in November 2020.
David retired as Chief Member Officer at People’s Choice Credit Union a top five Australian Mutual Bank in 2020, where his career included over twenty years as an Executive Manager. His experience includes strategy and planning, risk management, marketing, growing a business, governance, financial management and people management. David holds an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course. He currently sits on the Board of Uniting SA, a not-for-profit organisation delivering programs across aged care, community, disability, mental health, child development and employment.
Special responsibilities include being a member of the Integrity and Welfare Committee.
MBA, BCom, ADipAppSc(Hort), GCertBus(SportMgt)
Non-Executive Director (experience in business)
Joined the Board in July 2021.
Ben brings to GRSA 25 years of experience in sports administration, having worked in various management roles across greyhound racing, basketball, football, cricket and golf. Kavenagh has CEO experience, having led the National Basketball League club, the Adelaide 36ers, South Australian National Football League club South Adelaide and also worked for the International Cricket Council heading up the Americas region. Ben holds a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Commerce, a Graduate Certificate of Sports Management and a Diploma of Applied Science, and is currently Head of AFL Victoria.
Nicolle Rantanen Reynolds
FAICD, FCPA, MBA, FTIA, Masters Comm Law, BCom
Non-Executive Director (experience in business and governance)
Joined the Board in July 2023.
Nicolle is an experienced Non Executive Director on a number of boards. She is passionate about the governance of sporting bodies and contributes through a variety of roles including; Chair, Office of Recreation Sport & Racing Audit and Performance Committee, President, The Grange Golf Club and Chair Strategy & Finance, Deputy Chair, Thoroughbred Racing Northern Territory and Racing Australia Board Nominee.
Nicolle’s current Board roles also include The University of South Australia, LLL Australia, Divisional Councillor SA/NT Australian Institute of Company Directors, Cancer Council SA Board, Audit Committee Chair, Central Adelaide Waste & Recycling Authority, Clayton Church Homes Board and Governance Chair and Independent Member, Local Government Financing Authority Audit Committee. Nicolle also brings over 20 years experience in both the public and private sector as a senior executive. With a Masters in Commercial Law, an MBA, FAICD and as a Certified Practising Accountant (Fellow), Nicolle has a strong legal, business, accounting and commercial background.