New Board Member For Greyhound Racing Victoria

11 September 2018

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Bendigo lawyer Marika McMahon to the Board of Greyhound Racing Victoria.

Ms McMahon is a director of Bendigo legal firm, O’Farrell Robertson McMahon, where she has been a partner for almost two decades. The firm provides legal services to clients across central and northern Victoria.

She was accredited as a Family Law Specialist by the Law Institute of Victoria in 2001.

As well as her legal work, Ms Mahon is active in the Bendigo community. She is the chair of Be.Bendigo, an organisation that works to bring industry together with community and government.

She is also a director of Coliban Water and a member of the Bendigo Jockey Club.

Ms McMahon has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor and Arts from Monash University.

Ms McMahon replaces Jacqueline Billings, who steps down from the Greyhound Racing Victoria Board this month, to take up an appointment as a Magistrate.

The statutory body regulates, conducts and promotes greyhound racing and welfare across Victoria.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Racing Martin Pakula

“Marika McMahon is a well-regarded legal professional and member of the Bendigo community, and I congratulate her on her appointment.”

“I would like to thank Jacqueline Billings for her service to the industry as a member of the Greyhound Racing Victoria Board.”

Quotes attributable to Greyhound Racing Victoria Chair Bernie Carolan

“Jacqueline Billings has made an important contribution to the Board’s deliberations and we would like to extend best wishes to her in her new role as a Magistrate.”

“We also welcome Marika to the Board – noting her legal skills, her regional background and her interest in racing.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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