Former Top Cop Joins Greyhound Racing Board

26 September 2016

Minister for Racing Martin Pakula today announced the appointment of former Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Emmett Dunne to the Greyhound Racing Victoria Board.

Mr Dunne brings significant experience to the role after serving as a police officer for almost 40 years before retiring in 2015.

During his policing career, Mr Dunne was the Assistant Commissioner of Professional Standards Command between 2010 and 2013, and the Assistant Commissioner of the East Policing Region until 2015.

He also served as the Chair of the Australian New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency Integrity Forum, and was awarded the Australia Police Medal in 2011 for his significant contribution and involvement in the force’s Operational Safety and Tactics Training Unit.

Mr Dunne is a former VFL footballer, having played 115 games for Richmond between 1976 and 1983 and was a member of the Tigers' 1980 premiership side.

He coached the reserves side and served as ruck coach from 1993 to 1995, and was also a member of the AFL Tribunal from 1997 until August 2016.

Mr Dunne replaces former Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Ken Lay, who was appointed to the Board in March 2015.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Racing Martin Pakula

“Emmett Dunne is an outstanding addition to the Greyhound Racing Victoria Board and I congratulate him on his appointment.”

“Mr Dunne has enjoyed great success as a high-ranking police officer and his experience and insight as an ethical standards investigator will be a great asset to the Board.”

“I thank Ken Lay for his dedication to the Board during the past 18 months and wish him all the best in the future.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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