Greyhound Racing Ireland (GRI) has announced the appointment of high profile businessman, Dr. Sean Brady, as its Interim Chief Executive, effective from early January.
Dr. Brady comes to the role after a successful executive career in some of the country’s leading agri-businesses and is acknowledged for his work in strategic planning, financial management, business development and change management.
After an initial period in the co-operative sector which included a position as General Manager of the Dairy Division of Lakeland Dairies, Dr. Brady became chief executive of Greencore Malt and subsequently chief executive of Irish Sugar.
Dr. Brady has acted as Interim CEO of the Irish Dairy Board (now Ornua) and Interim General Manager Aurivo Co-op. He is Chair of the Dairy Processing Technical Centre at the University of Limerick and a Director of Animal Health Ireland. He has held a number of other significant roles within the Agriculture sector including Chair of Food Harvest 2020. A Council Member of the Irish Management Institute, Dr. Brady is Chair of the Kilkenny County Council Audit Committee.
The chairman of the Greyhound Racing Ireland, Phil Meaney, warmly welcome the appointment. “We are delighted with the appointment of Dr. Sean Brady as Interim Chief Executive. He brings a wealth of experience to the role across all the priority issues facing the industry and the organisation. The greyhound industry is rapidly changing; it faces many challenges but has great potential also. We believe Dr. Brady will be an energising and positive influence for the Board and for the industry as a whole.”