The OTI Team
Terry has been Director of OTI Management Pty Ltd since its incorporation in 1999.
Terry holds Bachelor of Business and Transport Economics. He holds a number of board positions and is Chairman of a large private company. As a business person, Terry formed and developed the logistics management consultancy, Henderson Consultants. This company was sold to an international public company in 1996. Since then, Terry has served on numerous companies as advisor, director and chairman.
Shayne is the General Manager of OTI, and is responsible for the day-to-day running of business.
With a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management) behind him, Shayne commenced with OTI in 2004 as an Office Manager. He has spent his time since learning from Terry Henderson and Simon O’Donnell. Shayne has been involved in all facets of OTI’s business including racehorse management, communication with owners, accounts payable and receivable, financial statements, horse selection/purchase and marketing.
Principal - OTI Sport
With her family’s background in the thoroughbred industry, Hermione has been involved in the many facets of the horse racing world. She has worked for some of the leading horse sales companies and has particular knowledge of England, Ireland and South Africa as a result. Having played professional golf on the Ladies European Tour, LET Access Series and the Sunshine Ladies Tour, Hermione has a wealth of experience when it comes to the game of golf.
Hermione's prime objective is to develop and manage a comprehensive suite of services for OTI Management partners to both foster their racing experience through attendance at Australian and international race meetings, stable inspections, travel and attendance/participation in other sports. These services cover both international partners visiting Australia to race and well as Australian-based partners travelling interstate and overseas.
Ray has been OTI’s bookkeeper since early 2015.
With an Advanced Diploma of Business (Accounting), Ray spent 13 years working as a bookkeeping for a NASDAQ listed IT/Software company. Before that, he had a role with the National Australia Bank.
Ray has long had an interest in horse racing and is a VRC Member. He ensures OTI’s clients always get professional and accurate accounting services.
(Currently on Maternity Leave)
As OTI’s Communications Manager, Emily ensures our partners get the best practices of communications, with a focus on audio-visual reporting and marketing techniques.
Emily holds a Diploma in Horse Business Management from Marcus Oldham College. She has worked at Randwick Equine Centre as a personal assistant to the vet surgeons and partners of the practice. Additionally, she has spent several years on thoroughbred studs in the Hunter Valley and Southern Highlands of NSW, gaining experience with breeding, foaling, yearling preparation and sales work.
Emily is the quintessential all-rounder.
Lauren is our Business Development Manager. She is responsible for various facets within the business, predominantly assisting in the strategic direction and value proposition of OTI.
Lauren holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, a Graduate Diploma in Education, a Diploma of Equine Sports Therapy as well as a Graduate Diploma from University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Business School in International Equine Business Management. Lauren is a graduate of the prestigious Godolphin Flying Start, a unique management and leadership training programme founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum of Dubai. On the two-year course, she spent time studying and working within the racing and breeding industries of Ireland, England, America, Australia and Dubai.
With racing management, breeding, sales, marketing, media production and bloodstock experience, Lauren brings a variety of skills to the OTI team.
Gus is OTI’s communication and administration assistant, a position that encompasses a wide variety of tasks within the office structure. Gus’ key role is to ensure our partners are well informed through a variety of communication channels and through diligent website maintenance.
Gus is currently studying a Bachelor of Business (Sport's Management) at Deakin University and joins OTI with plenty of business acumen. Having grown up on a farm in rural Victoria, his father’s passion and involvement in the racing industry has ignited his keen interest in racing upon leaving high school. Having previously completed research projects for OTI and worked with the yearling drafts at Rosemont Stud, he brings both hands-on equine knowledge, in conjunction with his growing knowledge of business operations to the team.