The Asian Racing Federation Council on Anti-Illegal Betting & Related Financial Crime aims to foster and enhance international cooperation among horse racing operators, regulators, intergovernmental organisations and government agencies in order to better combat the threat of illegal betting and other financial crimes to horse racing integrity in particular, and sport in general.
Martin Purbrick has over 30 years of experience leading integrity and risk management, and is the former Director of Security and Integrity at The Hong Kong Jockey Club. He is also a former Royal Hong Kong Police officer whose service included Special Branch engaged in counter-terrorism as well as the Criminal Intelligence Bureau in anti-triad intelligence.
Douglas Robinson is the Executive Manager of Due Diligence and Research at The Hong Kong Jockey Club. His main responsibility is to look to mitigate illegal betting and sports corruption-related integrity risks to the Club. He has worked across a variety of industries in the UK as well as Hong Kong.
Jack Anderson is Special Counsel in Integrity Regulation at Racing Victoria. Prior to that he was a Professor and the Director of Sports Law Studies at the University of Melbourne with a primary research interest in the relationship between sport and the law and he has published widely in related areas.
Graham Ashton is the Former Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police. As Chief Commissioner, Mr. Ashton was the key driver in setting up Victoria Police’s Sporting Integrity Unit, which was the first law enforcement unit anywhere dedicated to combatting match-fixing and is regarded as the leading police sports integrity unit in the world.
Mr. Chignell has over 18 years of experience working in sports integrity. He specializes in implementing systems and processes to detect suspicious betting across regulated and illegal markets and producing analytical reports. These reports have successfully been used on multiple occasions as evidence in sports betting and corruption cases and have also been used by the UK Police and government agencies.
Steve Cornelius is a member of the Independent Doping Hearing Panel of the South African Institute for Drug-free Sport, and an Independent director on the board of Cricket South Africa. Previously, he served on the Disciplinary Tribunal of the International Association of Athletics Federations.
Brant Dunshea is the Chief Regulatory Officer of the British Horseracing Authority with oversight of all regulatory and integrity functions of British Racing. He has over 25 years of experience in racing and sports regulation in Australia and Britain.
Brent Fisher is the General Manager Investigations & Intelligence for Racing Victoria since January 2022 and was previously the General Manager Integrity for Harness Racing Victoria from 2017 to 2021 and prior to that with Victoria Police. Brent will represent both Racing Australia as well as Racing Victoria.
Neil Grimstone is a former Detective Senior Sergeant in the New Zealand Police with 28 years of service. He has considerable experience in complex racing and sports integrity investigations.
Dr. Sally Gainsbury is Professor in the School of Psychology, Leader of the Technology Addiction Team within the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney and Director of Australia’s only university-affiliated gambling treatment clinic. Her widely published research focuses on how to minimise gambling harms including prevention and treatment of gambling problems and strategies to assist people to reduce risky gambling online and offline.
Dr. Langdale is an expert on transnational crime and financial crime. He has written in the past several years about what has been termed the “Vancouver model" which describes complex cross border criminal enterprises. His insight into international money laundering, transnational organised crime, and the related illegal betting will be a strong boost for the ARF Council publications in this area.
Cliodhna has a career of over 15 years in sports administration and regulation. She has been in her racing role for just over five years and had prior sports administration roles with the International Boxing Association, the Football Association of Ireland, and the Paralympic Council of Ireland as well as being a Doping Control Officer. She has great experience in sports integrity to bring to the Council.
Claudio Marinelli is seconded to INTERPOL’s Financial Crimes and Anti-Corruption Centre from Italian Economic and Financial Police (Guardia di Finanza). Mr. Marinelli has been instrumental in leading the work of the INTERPOL Match Fixing TaskForce since the creation of this initiative and coordinate law enforcementefforts within INTERPOL’s programs on Integrity in Sport.
Aahna Mehrotra is the Vice Chairperson on India’s National Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel and is a member of the Arbitrational Tribunal constituted by Football Delhi. She regularly advises clients on matters relating to league formulation, transfer of players, sponsorship and merchandising agreements, gaming and betting laws, fantasy sports and contract law. She has been instrumental in setting up some of the major franchise-based leagues, both, in India and abroad and has also worked with several sports start-ups.
James Ogilvy is the Executive Manager, International and Racing Regulation at The Hong Kong Jockey Club, and has deep experience in racing integrity and legal issues.
Ronan O’Laoire leads the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s Programme on Safeguarding Sport from Corruption and Crime, which supports governments, sports organizations and relevant stakeholders through delivering technical assistance, building capacity and networks and conducting research and analysis.
Catherine Ordway is Associate Professor (Sports Management) at the University of Canberra. She lectures in Sports Integrity, Ethics & Law and Leadership in Sport. She is an international expert in the field of integrity in sports, and has specialised in anti-doping policy for twenty years. Catherine has published on sports integrity, governance and gender equality issues and is a sought-after media commentator and conference presenter.
Tim Robinson is the Executive Manager of Racing Security and Integrity Assurance at the HKJC. Mr. Robinson and has extensive background in sport integrity and administration, law enforcement, security, risk and emergency management.
Tak Sung-hyun is the General Manager of Responsible Betting, Korea Racing Authority (KRA). He has been taking various positions including racing and business strategy since he joined in 1993.
Pim Verschuuren is a co-author of two reports on Sports betting, corruption and Money laundering and has experience running a European Commission program of seminars in 23 EU countries to raise awareness among national sports administrators on the threat of match-fixing. He directed the ‘Preventing criminal risks linked to the sports betting market’ project, focused on the integrity of betting markets.
James Porteous is the Due Diligence & Research Manager at The Hong Kong Jockey Club. His team conducts researches into global illegal betting markets, their links to transnational organised crime and their negative impacts on society. Prior to joining the HKJC he was a journalist with the Herald in Glasgow, Scotland and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.