Two new appointments to board of Horse Racing Ireland
Elizabeth Headon and Peter Nolan appointed by Minister Michael Creed
Brian Kavanagh: reappointed for a third term as HRI’s chief executive earlier this year. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho
They will both serve on racing’s ruling body for four years.
The appointments come on the back of Brian Kavanagh’s controversial reappointment for a third term as HRI’s chief executive earlier this year.
The appointment breached Government guidelines on the length of time CEO’s can serve in semi-state bodies and it resulted in the HRI chairman, Joe Keeling, and three other board members, appearing in front of an Oireachtas Committee in October.
Nolan has extensive experience and banking and treasury management. He was the managing director of Coronet Finance for ten years.
In August, Robert Nixon was appointed as the Northern Ireland representative on the HRI board.