TORONTO, ON – August 6, 2020 – Ontario Racing Management (ORM) is excited to announce the appointment of Jonathan Zammit as its new Executive Director. Zammit, the former Vice President of Thoroughbred Racing for Woodbine Entertainment, becomes ORM’s second Executive Director, succeeding Katherine Curry who held the position since the formation of Ontario Racing in 2018.
“We are excited to welcome Jonathan’s leadership, experience and financial acumen as we work with all stakeholders to further advance our efforts in sustaining a vibrant and financially sound horse racing industry for decades to come,” said John Hayes, Independent Chair of Ontario Racing’s Board of Directors. “On behalf of Ontario Racing, I would like to thank Katherine for her dedication and hard work in establishing and securing the administration and management of the entire provincial horse racing industry under Ontario Racing.”
ORM is a wholly owned, Woodbine Entertainment subsidiary that implements the approved business plan of Ontario Racing’s Board of Directors.
“I look forward to working with Ontario Racing’s Board of Directors and the ORM team to execute the vision and strategic plan that will support, sustain and grow the sport of horse racing across the province,” said Zammit.
Zammit was most recently the Vice President, Racing Finance for Woodbine Entertainment. Prior to joining Woodbine Entertainment as the Vice President of Thoroughbred Racing in 2017, Zammit was the Director of Finance for Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment.
“Jonathan brings a wealth of experience in financial management that positions him well to deliver Ontario Racing’s strategic plan to grow and sustain the sport of horse racing that supports tens of thousands of jobs throughout the province,” said Jim Lawson, CEO of Woodbine Entertainment and a member of the Ontario Racing Board of Directors. “He will also benefit from the strong foundation that Ontario Racing has built, in large part thanks to the leadership and efforts of Katherine Curry.” Curry will now solely focus on contributing to Woodbine Entertainment’s strategic growth priorities as Vice President of Legal and Compliance and a member of the executive team. Curry has been with Woodbine Entertainment since 2015.