11th May 2017
The Irish National Stud is delighted to announce that Cathal Beale will succeed John Osborne as CEO commencing 1st July. In doing so Cathal will become CEO of the institution where his bloodstock journey began. As a graduate of the 2007 Stud Management Program at the Irish National Stud, Cathal proceeded to enrol in the Darley Flying Start. His subsequent experience with Paddy Power, Racing Post, Forenaghts Stud and Tinnakill Bloodstock gives him a robust set of skills which the Board feels make him uniquely qualified for this challenging role.
Cathal also holds a B.A. from UCD and Masters in Management from Smurfit Business School
On the announcement Cathal commented ‘This is a wonderful opportunity and a job I have trained for during my entire career. It’s an exciting challenge and I’m fortunate to be running with the same focused and passionate management team and same Board of Directors. I am confident it will be business as usual and look forward to meeting clients both old and new in the near future’.
Matt Dempsey, Chairman of the Irish National Stud commented ‘Following a vigorous recruitment process which received applications from around the globe, we are delighted to announce Cathal Beale as the new Chief Executive of the Irish National Stud. Cathal brings a wealth of practical experience and knowledge to his new role. We wish him every success as he succeeds John Osborne who has made The Irish National Stud one of the world’s leading stud farms.’