Jonathan Mullin is leaving his role as Head of Digital Sport at RTÉ to become the new Head of Communications and Public Affairs at Horse Racing Ireland.
The appointment is part of the ongoing development of the senior management team within the governing authority for the sport in Ireland to ensure delivery on its strategic ambitions for the organisation and the industry.
“We are delighted to be able to appoint somebody of the calibre of Jonathan to this important position,” said HRI Chief Executive, Brian Kavanagh.
“Jonathan is a very well-known and highly respected figure both within and outside the industry and will bring the perfect combination of experience, expertise and new thinking to the management team.”
“Jonathan will join HRI on May 15th 2017 and will be responsible for the leadership, management and development of the communications function within HRI, comprising corporate affairs, internal and external corporate communications, press office and event management.”
“These are very exciting times for the Irish racing and breeding industry with the dynamic global environment creating both opportunities and challenges.”
“Jonathan is a very welcome addition to the HRI management team and we will be announcing further senior appointments in the coming weeks.”
“I have a great passion for horse racing and thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Irish Racing Post,” added Mullin.
“There are few jobs that would tempt me to leave my current position with RTÉ, but this is certainly one of them.”
“I very much look forward to joining Horse Racing Ireland and working with a dedicated and committed team.”
“I cannot wait to start and greatly look forward to the challenges which the position will bring.”
Mullin hails from County Mayo and since graduating from NUI Galway, has enjoyed a very successful career in the journalism / media sector. He joins Horse Racing Ireland from the position as Head of Digital Sport with RTÉ, having previously served for six years as the founding editor of the Irish Racing Post.