Tuesday, 01 May 2018 11:17

Horse Racing Alberta Appoints New Chairman of the Board

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Edmonton, Alta – Horse Racing Alberta (HRA) is pleased to announce that appointment of Mr. Gill Hermanns as the Chair of the Board.

Mr. Hermanns grew up in Winnipeg subsequently moving to Alberta in 1988 with his wife Allison. Their two sons were born in Calgary. In 1996 with his family they moved to St Albert where they still live today.

Mr. Hermanns has a diploma in Business Administration subsequently receiving his CGA designation in 1986, his CFE designation 1997 and his CPA designation in 2015. In 2018 he received his Fellowship: FCPA & FCGA.   

Mr. Hermanns worked 16 years for Canada Revenue Agency when he left in 1996 he was a team lead in Special Investigations. In 1996, he joined the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) upon his retirement in 2017 he was the Senior Vice President.

Mr. Hermanns involvement with horse racing in Alberta started in 1997 when he was responsible to ensure that the monies received by the horse racing industry under Racing Industry Renewal Inactive agreement with the Province was fully accounted for and in compliance with the RIRI agreement. In 2009 he was appointed as the Minister’s representative on the HRA Board. His appointment ceased upon his retirement from the AGLC in March 2017. In April 2017 the HRA Board appointed him as a Public Member and the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee.

Mr. Hermanns is also very involved in the communities where he has lived from soccer, hockey, cubs/scouts, the local Community Association, member of the Accounting Advisory Board at Lakeland College and currently volunteers as a member of the City of St Albert Internal Audit Committee. 

Mr. Hermanns is looking forward to his new role, “I have great interest in seeing the industry move successfully into the future. Many communities in the province are touched by the sport. I look forward to working closely with all industry stakeholders in growing the sport.”


Horse Racing Alberta is a private, not-for-profit organization with a mandate to govern, direct, control, regulate, market and promote the Alberta Horse Racing and Breeding Industry.


For further information, please contact:
Horse Racing Alberta
780-415-5432 or toll free 1-888-553-7223

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