Born and raised in the industrial town of Gladstone in Central Queensland, Heath’s interests growing up revolved solely around sport. He was happy whether it be standing at the crease facing a quick or the physical confrontation of the various forms of Rugby or AFL football.
Upon leaving school Heath initially entered the construction industry before joining the aluminium industry in his early twenties. He returned to his passion of the building industry in 2004 where he predominately built residential housing under the “Courtney Homes by Design” banner.
Heath entered into racing administration in Toowoomba, Qld, through his passion for the industry and thoroughbred ownership.
Toowoomba is a very busy racing precinct with 500+ horses in work per day and 46 race meets a year. This ensured Heath had a solid grounding into how to prepare, run, and turnaround a weekly racing facility, while ensuring the seven day a week training facility operated efficiently.
He brings to the Scone Race Club a strong work ethic and business acumen achieved through not only his time in racing, but also his many years spent in the Construction and Aluminium industries.
The setting of both new and personal challenges has always driven Heath to seriously consider exciting opportunties when they arise, and such an opportunity presented itself with a move to Scone. Heath joins a race club steeped in tradition, though one looking to expand and evolve itself into the busier facility the Upper Hunter so rightly deserves.
The Scone Race Club is priveledged to have the support and partnership of some of the most respected names in the industry. Having the chance to learn from and work alongside such industry stakeholders, while enjoying the quiet country lifestyle Scone provides, was too hard to ignore.
When not at the races, Heath can be found spending leisure time with his family and friends, attending the local gym, and supporting his much loved Geelong Cats.