Brian Kavanagh resigns from Horse Racing Ireland CEO position
It has been announced today that Brian Kavanagh will be stepping down from his position as the CEO for Horse Racing Ireland, or HRI, which is the racing body in the country sponsored by the state. He will be resigning officially once his contract comes to an end in September of this year.
Kavanagh has been in this position for 20 years on the dot as he was appointed as the body’s first ever CEO back in 2001. HRI is now looking for its next CEO and has launched a recruitment campaign.
Nicky Hartley, chairman of HRI said:
“I would like to thank Brian Kavanagh for 20 years of incredible service and deep commitment to Horse Racing Ireland and to the industry in Ireland. His 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 well.”
All new applications for this job have been opened already and will be closing on Monday, the 19th of April.
Brian Kavanagh stated:
“It has 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. Last 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”.