Peter V’landys is an Australian working in horse racing. He is the head of the Australian Rugby League Commission. He is also the Head of Racing NSW and a broad member (Racing New South Wales).
Peter’s first job was as an accountant. Before taking up racing in 1988, when he was appointed Chief Executive of the NSW Harness Racing Club, he worked in mining and hospitality.
While he was chief executive of the Harness Club, he became known for bringing new ideas to the business. At the time he was the youngest person in Australia to hold that position.
When Peter became CEO of the NSW (New South Wales) Harness Racing Club in 1988, he was responsible for running the racing business. Under his leadership, the club built a number of businesses which brought in more money than any other racing club in Australia.
He was also elected as an Independent Board Member to the Australian Rugby League Commission on 13 March 2018, which is also responsible for the National Rugby League Competition.
In 2003, Peter V’landys and Philippa V’landys married
Peter V’landys married Philippa V’landys on February 15, 2003. Philippa is a well-known executive assistant at CSIRO.
Philippa and her husband have been together for 19 years. During this time, Philippa has watched her husband’s career grow and has been there for him at some of his most important events.
The Queen’s race director, John Warren, invited V’landys and his wife Philippa to lunch in June 2022.
Peter told the newspaper that he had met the Queen and that she was a very nice person who loved horse racing and knew all about it.
V’landys and Philippa left lunch in one of the carriages that were part of the royal parade to Royal Ascot for the second day of the Royal Racing Carnival.
Peter is not afraid to take risks at work because Philippa supports and believes in him. At the moment there are no problems in the couple’s happy marriage.
Peter and Philippa V’landys have three children: Katerina, Nicholas and Maddie
Peter and Philippa V’landys have three children together. Katerina, Nicholas and Maddie are their names. The happy family currently resides in Hunters Hill.
According to Greek-Cythian custom, the couple named their first two children after their father’s parents. The name Maddie was chosen by Philippa. Likewise, Peter’s mother was the inspiration for Maddie’s middle name, Anna.
In June 2010, when Nicholas was 20 months and Katerina was 6 months, Peter said that having two children was the best thing that ever happened to him. He also said that his little child is not too loud and that his little sister is very active.
Peter has also ensured that his children’s information is kept confidential. Because of this, there is no information about them.
The parents gave birth to Peter V’landys. Katerina Petrochilos and Nick V’landys
Peter V’landys was born in 1962 in the village of Kalokerines on the Greek island of Kythera to Katerina Petrochilos and Nick. Alex and Kirrani Petrochilos raised his mother in Fratsia, where she was born.
Nick, Peter’s father, moved to Australia alone in 1963. In Australia he lived with a brother and sister in Wollongong and with another brother and sister in Gosford. In 1965, Peter’s mother, Katerina, and his two older brothers, Paul and Alex, traveled to Australia with the Patris.
He is one of three children. But unlike some other famous kids, he didn’t have a great upbringing. In order to support the three children, his parents sometimes had to skip meals. His father worked 18-hour days at the Wollongong Steel Mill. Since he didn’t speak the language, that was all he could do.
His father went to work at 6 a.m. every day and usually finished by 4 a.m., but sometimes he worked late. He finishes his work at midnight and starts again at six in the morning. He stopped working at 60 and died at 64. After that, his mother worked 12-hour non-stop jobs in a coffee shop.
When his friend introduced him to some Wollongong neighbors who loved to watch Harold Park harness races on TV, Peter became very interested in racing.
The NSW Racing After Queen Elizabeth died aged 96, Peter V’landys recalled having lunch with her.
NSW racing driver Peter V’landys said Queen Elizabeth was a remarkable person after she died aged 96.
V’landys said at lunch that he was surprised to be sitting next to the Queen. Elizabeth was a very nice person and Peter felt it was a great honor to have lunch with her in June 2022. At this point, Peter said the queen appeared to be in good health and was smart.
In June, V’landys spent 90 minutes at Windsor Castle before a race at Royal Ascot. In the coming days, NRL and horse racing will honor the Queen.
The Queen told Peter that she went to the winning horse and stroked it and said it felt like silk. After that day she really loved racehorses. Her father wasn’t very interested in horse racing, but her mother and grandfather, King George V, have always been big fans.
Peter V’landys began his professional life as an accountant
Peter V’landys is in charge of horse racing, but he started out as an accountant. He was the CEO of the NSW Harness Racing Club before he started racing. He had worked in mining and in the hotel industry.
He is the leader of the Fairy Godfather Foundation which helps poor Australians and passes all donations on to those in need. Peter was awarded the title of Member of the Order of Australia for his work in the racing business.
He and John Messara were also named the 40 Most Important People in Sydney in 2013 and The Australian placed him 22nd in their list of the 50 most important people in Australian sport. Likewise, the Sydney Daily Telegraph was named the sixth most powerful and influential person in Sydney in 2019.
life at home
V’landys grew up in Wollongong, where he attended Keira Boys High School. In 1984 he earned a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting from the University of Wollongong. He comes from the Greek island of Kythira. One of his high school teachers was the first to spell his original Greek surname “Vlandis” as “V’landys”.
Management of races
In 1988, V’landys became head of the New South Wales (NSW) Harness Racing Club, which put him in charge of race administration. Under his leadership, the NSW Harness Racing Club established a number of ventures which raised more money than any other racing club in Australia.
During this time, V’landys also played a role in negotiations for the $1 billion privatization of NSW TAB and the restructuring of the racing industry’s finances.
In 2004 he was appointed CEO and Board member of Racing NSW. In this position, V’landys also sits on the boards of several other boards in the racing and betting industry in NSW and Australia.
An outbreak of equine flu in mid-2007 put an end to the horse racing business. The worst-hit state was New South Wales, where all horse racing was canceled and horses were unable to move indefinitely.
V’landys assumed responsibility for coordinating the industry’s response to the crisis as a whole. He devised and implemented plans to deal with the impact of the outbreak, including negotiating a $235 million rescue package.
He also asked NSW ministers for more financial help, resulting in a $7.5 million grant scheme, a dedicated mortgage deferral scheme and a one-off grant to boost the industry once normal racing activities resume.
Talks about World Youth Day
After the government said that World Youth Day 2008 would be held in Sydney and would focus on Randwick Racecourse, V’landys helped the racing industry plan how the racecourse would be used and how it would be impacted by the event. This included entering into an agreement to provide $40 million in compensation to the racing industry.
In 2008, V’landys’ job was to get corporate bookmakers and other gambling companies to pay racing to use its product. Before that, bookmakers paid very little and decided for themselves how much they wanted to pay. V’landys first dealt with copyright enforcement, which led them to the Race Field legislation. The bookmakers went all the way to the High Court to sue Racing NSW. All High Court judges agreed that Racing NSW was right. The win meant racing would bring in more than $1 billion over the next decade. It also meant the sport could charge bookies for using its product, which would bring the sport millions of dollars. . trackside
In 2010, V’Landys struck a deal with Tabcorp to sell Racing NSW’s future earnings from the computer racing game Trackside. This sale raised $150 million, which was paid for new spectator facilities at Randwick Racecourse.
In 2013 he and John Messara were named the 40th most influential people in Sydney and The Australian named him the 22nd most influential person in Australian sport.
In 2019, the Sydney Daily Telegraph ranked V’Landys sixth in a list of the 100 most powerful and influential people in Sydney.
In 2014, V’Landys was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his services to horse racing. This was part of the Australia Day Honours.
In 2015, V’Landys worked with John Messara to persuade the NSW state government to pass legislation reducing the state tax rate on tote and fixed odds bets by Tabcorp to match that in Victoria match the rate paid.