Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has announced the appointment of Paul Dermody to the position of Commercial and Marketing Director with particular responsibility for developing attendances at racemeetings.
A native of Dunboyne, County Meath, Paul joins Horse Racing Ireland from the position of Commercial and Marketing Director of Leinster Rugby, having previously served as Commercial and Sponsorship Manager with the GAA. Paul has a keen interest in horse racing as well as all sports.
HRI Chief Executive, Brian Kavanagh, stated: “I am delighted to welcome Paul to the company. Paul brings a range of relevant skills and top level experience in the Irish sporting and leisure environment. He has enjoyed many successes with both Leinster Rugby and the GAA and I am sure he will bring innovation and imagination to his role with Horse Racing Ireland. I very much look forward to working with Paul.”
Paul Dermody stated: “I have always had a strong interest in horse racing and to get the opportunity to work as part of the senior team at Horse Racing Ireland is a challenge that really excites me. The racing year is littered with many of the major events in the Irish sporting calendar, not least this week’s Galway races, and I look forward to working with all racecourses to develop their product and the interest therein.”