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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.