Adam and Ned Wallish

We read recently of the pending retirement of Queensland administrator Adam Wallish. Apart from being extremely competent and performing his duties to a very high standard in Victoria and New South Wales as well as Queensland. Adam is a very likeable bloke with many friends all around Australia. Adam followed his father Ned into the business so to speak and inherited much of his ability from his late Dad. Ned was one of the best in the business. Here is a rare insight into Ned Wallish from a story written by Glenn Huxley. I didn’t know Ned back in the day but he delivered the best eulogy I have ever heard in my life when he honoured the great Noel Banks at Noel’s home in Cranbourne. The late Ron Nestor told me it would be special. Adam’s retirement story.
Former Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and current Racing Queensland (RQ) Executive General Manager of Operations (EGM), Adam Wallish, has announced plans to retire from greyhound racing administration.
Wallish joined RQ in 2017 after a brief stint with Hockey Victoria as CEO.
Prior to that, he was GRV CEO, but stepped down just five months after the Australian greyhound racing live baiting allegations became public, which led to the NSW greyhound ban.
Wallish held several leadership roles with RQ, including Acting CEO, and COO, as well as his current role as EGM.
Wallish will officially step down on July 19, 2024.
“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.
“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.”
Gary Smith – A great bloke is Adam, I wish him well for the future and again I thank him for his help to me and the Temora greyhound club in helping us in a time when GRNSW would not , cheers mate 👍
Edwin Caruana – Both very good administrators nice recollections Neil.
Howard Culph – Wow, am I feeling old. I met Adam when he was starting out, he was a good young fella. His father was a champion bloke.
Edwin Caruana – Likewise Howard we are feeling old because we are, I first met Ned in the late 60s early 70s.