Race club?s CEO quits

By GREG WHITE

THE Coffs Harbour Racing Club is searching for a new chief executive officer (CEO) following the sudden resignation of Sherryn Tutt.

After more than two years in the top job at a time when the club has battled its way back to stability while under administration, Tutt believes it's 'time to move on'.

"I'm not sure what I'll be doing in the future but the time is right to make a change," she told the Coffs Coast Advocate.

"The first priority is to take a break and catch up on the time I've missed with the family."

Tutt was part of the group from Nambucca River Jockey Club called in to guide CHRC when cost blowouts forced the move into administration.

"We've made steady progress but it hasn't always been easy," Tutt said.

"I'll be leaving at a time the club is in a sound position and the future looks positive."

Chief administrator Greg Doolan said the board had received immediate interest in the CEO's position from outside the area.

"An organisation of our size shouldn't miss a beat in the changeover of key people," he said.

"Once we get over the news it may be an added bonus to the progress being made by bringing in fresh blood with new ideas."

Doolan made the comment during last Friday's Coffs Harbour TAB meeting that it could be as little as another 12 months before the club is out of administration.

"Good weather for our meetings and increasing turnovers have been a great assistance," he said.

"We're not there yet but we're getting close."

Tutt will control her last meeting on Melbourne Cup day (November 7) before completing her duties three days later.

A new appointment is expected by mid-November.



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