Racing Queensland’s Executive General Manager Operations, Adam Wallish, will retire in July.

A search for a replacement for Wallish, who has been with RQ since 2017, has already begun.

Prior to his time in Queensland, he was CEO of Greyhound Racing Victoria and CEO of both Little Athletics Victoria and Hockey Victoria. He was also interim CEO for Racing Queensland for a short time.

“I couldn’t imagine a better industry to work in for so many years,” Wallish said.

“Racing is full of great people, and I’ll cherish the friendships I’ve made. Thanks to everyone at RQ for making the last part so enjoyable.”

RQ CEO Jason Scott paid tribute to Wallish, who will finish up on July 19.

“Adam’s contribution to racing, not just in Queensland but nationally, spans many decades and we wish him well in retirement,” Scott said.

“Since he has arrived at RQ, prize money has almost doubled, while catalytic infrastructure such as The Q has commenced or been completed.

“It’s a critical role in our structure and we look forward to finding the right person to replace him.”