Giles Thompson
Racing Victoria

Giles Thompson joined the Champions of Change Sport Group in 2017.

Giles Thompson is the CEO of Racing Victoria Limited the governing body for thoroughbred horse racing in Victoria.

Having qualified as a chartered accountant in London with Deloitte & Touche, Giles worked at senior executive level for the Financial Times Group in the London, New York and Hong Kong.

Giles moved to Australia in 2004 and after a period working at APN Regional Newspapers in Queensland relocated to Melbourne to take up a start-up role with Betfair Australia as CFO.  Nine years at Betfair, including the last three as CEO provided great insight and experience in wagering and racing.  He joined Racing Victoria in 2015 as CFO and was appointed to his current role in April 2017

Champions of Change Sport

Giles Thompson is a Member of the Champions of Change Sport Group established in 2015. The Sport Group includes leaders from every major sport in Australia, and of some of Australia’s most successful sporting clubs. The group is focused on advancing women in leadership, pay equality and creating safe, respectful and inclusive sporting environments.