Racing Ireland, the commercial semi-state body responsible for the overall
governance, development, promotion and administration of thoroughbred racing in
Ireland, will begin a recruitment campaign tomorrow for the role of Chief
CEO, Brian Kavanagh, will conclude his term at the end of his contract in
Hartery, Chairman, Horse Racing Ireland, said:
like to thank Brian Kavanagh for 20 years of incredible service and deep
commitment to Horse Racing Ireland and to the industry in Ireland.
the first CEO of Horse Racing Ireland when appointed in 2001, and during his
time he has played a huge role in Irish racing and breeding, enabling it to
become a leader on the global stage while domestically overseeing the growth of
a vital rural-based industry.
knowledge and expertise, at home and abroad, will no doubt ensure that Brian
will continue to play a significant part in the industry, and we wish him
Kavanagh, Chief Executive of Horse Racing Ireland, said:
been a privilege to serve as Chief Executive of Horse Racing Ireland and to
work under three different Chairmen who each promoted a strategic vision for
the Irish horse racing and breeding industries.
“It is a
sector full of variety and of really talented people and I have nothing but
good memories of the projects and people that I have dealt with on the way. I
would like to pay particular tribute to the Board members and staff of Horse
Racing Ireland, past and present, whose commitment and dedication to the
improvement of the industry has been a constant during my time as Chief
week was a good week for racing, but we cannot rest on our laurels and there is
much work to do between now and September. While Brexit and Covid-19 are
currently providing significant challenges, there are wonderful opportunities
facing the sector also. Our horses and our people are our greatest strength”.
the position can be found at www.mazars.ie (Ref: HRI0221) with applications
open from tomorrow, Friday, and a closing date of Monday, April 19.