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.

Chairperson

Martin Purbrick

Chairperson, ARF Council on Anti-Illegal Betting and Related Financial Crime
Former Director of Security & Integrity, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

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.

Deputy Chairperson

Douglas Robinson

Executive Manager, Due Diligence and Research, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

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.

Council Members

Jack Anderson

Director of Studies, Sports Law, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Jack Anderson is a Professor and the Director of Sports Law Studies at the University of Melbourne. Jack’s primary research interest is the relationship between sport and the law and he has published widely in related areas.

Graham Ashton

Former Chief Commissioner, Victoria Police

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.

Tom Chignell

Executive Manager, Racing Integrity and Betting Analysis, Racing Control, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

Tom Chignell is the Executive Manager of Racing Integrity and Betting Analysis at The Hong Kong Jockey Club. Mr. Chignell has over 15 years of experience implementing systems and processes to detect suspicious betting across regulated and illegal markets and producing analytical reports which are used as evidence in sports betting and corruption cases and have also been used by UK Police and government agencies.

Brant Dunshea

Chief Regulatory Officer, British Horseracing Authority

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.

Neil Grimstone

Manager, Integrity Assurance, New Zealand Racing Integrity Unit

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.

Claudio Marinelli

Senior Financial Investigator, Italian Guardia di Finanza (Financial Police); Project Manager, INTERPOL Match-Fixing Task Force

Claudio Marinelli is a Senior Financial Investigator seconded to INTERPOL’s Anti-Corruption Unit from Italian Economic and Financial Police (Guardia di Finanza). Mr. Marinelli has been instrumental in leading the work of INTERPOL’s Match-Fixing Task Force since the creation of this initiative.

James Ogilvy

Secretariat, Asian Racing Federation

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

Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, Programme on Safeguarding Sport from Corruption and Crime, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

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.

Tim Robinson

Executive Manager, Racing Security and Integrity Assurance, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

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

General Manager, Responsible Betting Department, Korea Racing Authority

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.

Sally Gainsbury

Director, Gambling Treatment & Research Clinic, University of Sydney

Sally Gainsbury is Associate 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.

Catherine Ordway

Assistant Professor (Sports Management), University of Canberra

Catherine Ordway is Assistant 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.

Research Head

James Porteous

Due Diligence & Research Manager, The Hong Kong Jockey Club

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.