New HR Manager joins Auckland Trotting Club

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Cathy Gubb has been appointed human resources manager at the Auckland Trotting Club, bringing a wealth of international experience to the role based at Alexandra Park.

Over the past decade Ms Gubb has held several HR managerial roles in the United Arab Emirates and Sierra Leone in West Africa. She has worked in sectors including construction, civil engineering, mining, petroleum, and facilities management services.

Prior to that Ms Gubb worked as an HR consultant for St John Ambulance Service, HR manager at Southern Spars NZ, and for two leading multi-disciplinary infrastructure engineering and architectural design consultancies.

She has a bachelor of business studies (HRM) from Massey University, a diploma of business from AUT, and is a qualified member of the Human Resources Institution of New Zealand.

“I am delighted to join Alexandra Park at such an exciting time. The massive ‘urban village’ development is under construction, not to mention the 41 race nights they host every year, and of course the hundreds of functions and events. There’s so much breadth to the role and so much going on. It’s certainly not a run of the mill office job, particularly when you look out over a race track every day,” says Ms Gubb.

Chief executive of Alexandra Park, Dominique Dowding, says the 128-year-old club is delighted to attract the skills and experience Ms Gubb brings to the role.

“Alexandra Park is undergoing a major transformation both physically and in a commercial sense as we work to secure the future of harness racing here in the North. Cathy’s role is key to ensuring we have the right staff and we give them all the necessary support to deliver on the board and management team’s many aspirations,” says Ms Dowding.

Ms Gubb replaces Alexandra Park’s former human resources manager Gaye Wilson.