TOOWOOMBA Turf Club has appointed a new chairman following the club’s annual general meeting.

Jason Ward was elected as chairman by the newly-appointed TTC committee and takes the reins from long-serving committee member Kent Woodford, who recently completed his six-year maximum term as chairman.

Ward has been an integral member of the club’s management committee for four years, a statement from the club said, most recently as deputy chairman, but also as treasurer.

“I’m thrilled to lead this club. I’m indebted to Kent Woodford, previous and current committees and the members for their faith in me,” he said.

“The Toowoomba Turf Club has a great future and I’m really looking forward to seeing what we can achieve in the future.

“We have a strong strategic plan and an incredible working relationship with Racing Queensland and our fellow clubs. It’s a very bright future for us.”

Reflecting on his six years as chairman, Woodford (pictured) said he was was appreciative of the support placed upon him by the club’s management committee and the club’s members over his tenure.

“It has been an absolute honour to be chairman of this historic and progressive club, I am thankful to my fellow committee members for the support they have shown me over the years,” he said.

“I very much look forward to continuing the forward momentum we have as a club.”

Woodford has now taken up the role of vice chairman, while Graham Healy is honorary treasurer.

Newly-elected other management committee members include Allen Volz (re-elected), Paul Reedy, Paul Nolan Jr and Ken Waller.

Ward said the TTC had ambitious racing and business diversification strategies, and he is delighted to work alongside a board with such a diverse skillset and love for racing.

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