Horse Racing Ireland today announced the appointment of Carol Nolan to the position of Group Human Resources Manager of Horse Racing Ireland (HRI). She will also have responsibility for industry training and development.
Carol is a Dublin native, living in Co. Kildare and joins HRI from Boots Retail Ireland, where she has worked in Human Resources for the last eight years, holding the position of HR Partner since 2010. She is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and has a Masters in Human Resource Strategies from DCU. She is also a Chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), with additional qualifications in Coaching, Mediation and Health and Safety Management.
Prior to working in Boots Retail Ireland, Carol was employed by the Jefferson Smurfit Group, working in a HR and IT systems support role. Carol will take up her new position in November, replacing David Wright, who retires from Horse Racing Ireland early in the new year.
In welcoming the appointment,
Brian Kavanagh, Chief Executive of Horse Racing Ireland
said: "Carol joins us with valuable Human Resource Management skills and a wealth of experience working as part of a large, diverse company. Carol will be a welcome addition to the team and an asset to the thoroughbred industry as a whole."
commented: "I am delighted to be joining HRI as Group HR Manager. I'm eager to get started in my new role and excited about the new challenges facing me. I enjoy attending horse racing and this coupled with my experience working in Human Resources leaves me ideally placed to take on this new position. As Group Human Resources Manager, I will be actively involved in every department and I'm looking forward to getting to know the whole team."