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

Carlo D’Ortenzio



Mr D’Ortenzio is a C-suite executive with a career spanning over three decades in private and public sectors and across multiple jurisdictions, including private practice.

Academically trained in finance, law and management, he is an accomplished business leader with a strong background in strategic planning, financial management, and corporate governance.

Currently employed as Chief Operating Officer of a large Public Corporation, he has been instrumental in developing and implementing sustainable commercial strategies and implementing enterprise-wide change management practices. He has previously held directorships in transport, tourism, higher education and health sectors. 


  • Commenced 1/10/21

Chris Illman

Marketing Director

South Australian born and bred, holding a Bachelor of Economics from the Flinders University and a Master of Marketing from the Melbourne business school, Chris has spent over 25 years in the FMCG and Liquor industries working in senior Sales and Marketing roles at blue chip global companies including Kraft Foods International, Fosters Group, Southcorp and most recently Head of Sales & Marketing at the Bickfords Group of Companies. Chris possesses a thorough knowledge of the key drivers for success in building brands and entrepreneurial businesses in the Food and Beverage sector.  

 Chris currently holds another board position with Prepd Hydration and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

  • Commenced 1/10/22

Jasen Murray

Legal Director

David Stobbe

Finance Director

Sandra Willis


Alison Surjan


Harness Racing SA Executive

Dean Elliott

 Chief Executive Officer


Trevor Styles

Chairman of Stewards


David Thuen

Racing Operations Manager