Harness Racing SA Board Email: hrsadirectors@saharness.org.au

Emma Grigson

Board Chair

               Welfare & Integrity Director Ms Grigson is an Army veteran with over 15 years of leadership, consulting and management experience. Emma holds qualifications in business, sports management and is completing a Doctorate in Law with a focus on sports ethics and inclusivity. In her previous roles Emma provided advice to government, international partners and militaries on the use of operational resources, funding and strategy; including most recently as the Director of Disaster Preparedness and Resilience for SA Health. Emma has a long-term involvement and interest in sport; specifically in increasing inclusivity, diversity and community participation. From having been an ambassador for Nike’s “She Runs the Night” program in 2012, up till 2019 with her selection for the first AIS Executive Leadership Program. Emma continues to be a strong leader in the sports industry working with many national bodies, including as a Director for the WNBL Adelaide Lightning.

Scott Barclay


Mr Barclay has a strong business acumen with over 15 years business experience working for some of Australia’s largest building products manufacturers,working across various levels of management.  Mr Barclay has a strong understanding of governance and is a member and a graduate of company directors course through the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is MBA qualified through the University of Adelaide.  Scott currently holds another Board position as Chair of the Adelaide Showgrounds Farmers Market in association with the Royal Agriculture & Horticulture Society based at Wayville Showgrounds.
  • Commenced: October 2018
Carlo D’Ortenzio (Vice-Chair) Heath Pocock Sharon Cimarosti

Harness Racing SA Executive

Dean Elliott

Acting Chief Executive Officer


Graham Loch

Acting Chairman of Stewards


David Thuen

Racing Operations Manager