Christine Williams has been appointed the General Manager of the Muswellbrook Race Club.

A former chief executive of Murrumbidgee Turf Club (MTC) in Wagga Wagga, Williams has been working for ClubsNSW and Cancer Council NSW, while performing raceday duties with Racing NSW over the past four years.

“We are delighted to have Christine join the Muswellbrook Race Club, she brings a wealth of racing administration experience,” said MRC Chair John Sunderland.

Williams was formerly a journalist with Australian Associated Press and says racing has been her lifelong passion.

“I’m excited to join the MRC where I will be guided by an astute board. I am looking forward to working with the staff, local trainers, owners and all racing participants. With 18 race meetings in the heart of the Hunter Valley and a $4.2 million grant to expand the function area there is so much potential for the club,” she said.

The previous general manager, Trevor Taylor, left the job in January. Williams begins her new role on July 15.