Tabcorp’s chief executive David Attenborough announced Patrick McGlinchey as the listed company’s new GC, noting he will begin his new role on 4 March 2019 and be based in Sydney.
He replaces Sean Hughes, who has joined the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
In a statement, Mr Attenborough said Mr McGlinchey brings “25 years of mergers and acquisitions, governance, compliance and general commercial experience and has significant global leadership expertise”.
He was most recently the regional general counsel for Asia Pacific at LafargeHolcim Group, at which he was “heavily involved in the merger integration program for Asia Pacific”.
He also has experience in the gambling entertainment industry, Mr Attenborough continued, having served as chief legal officer and company secretary at Aristocrat Leisure between 2009 and 2011.
“I look forward to welcoming Patrick to the executive leadership team in the new year”, Mr Attenborough said.