Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly headshot

Kim Kelly

Kim commenced his career in horseracing as a Cadet Stipendiary Steward with the Queensland Turf Club in Brisbane, Australia in 1985 before being appointed as a Stipendiary Steward in Queensland in 1990. He was then appointed as a Stipendiary Steward with the Australian Jockey Club in Sydney, Australia in 1995 before being promoted to the position of Deputy Chairman of Stipendiary Stewards in that State in 1999. In 2002 he joined the Hong Kong Jockey Club (‘HKJC’) as a Stipendiary Steward and in 2009 at which time he was appointed as the HKJC’s Chief Stipendiary Steward, continuing in that position until retiring in 2023.

He has been a member of the IFHA Technical Advisory Committee since 2009, has been Chairman of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities’ (‘IFHA’) International Harmonisation of Racing Rules Committee since 2013 and has Chaired the IFHA International Stewards’ Conferences conducted in Hong Kong (2014), India (2016), South Korea (2018) and Australia in 2023.

He has also acted as Chairman of the IFHA Anti-Gene Doping Model Rules Working Group as well as being a member of other various IFHA technical review groups.

In 2023 he was appointed as a member of the Asian Racing Federation Council on Anti-Illegal Betting & Related Financial Crime in 2023.

Kim has also delivered keynote presentations at the 2018 IFHA General Assembly in Paris, France and The Jockey Club’s Round Table Conference in the United States of America in 2019 as well as moderating a panel discussion at the 2017 PanAm Conference conducted in Washington, D.C.