Prior to the appointment of Geraldine Larkin, The IGOBF stated that even if Jesus Christ was appointed CEO of The IGB that he could not save the industry under the Chairmanship of Phil Meaney. Phil will soon have his fifth CEO so surely somebody in Government needs to face up to the elephant in the room.


The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) yesterday launched a public recruitment process for a new Chief Executive Officer.

The successful candidate would be an ‘experienced, highly-regarded business manager to lead the IGB, placing critical emphasis on commercial success of the industry by identifying new and creative ways to continually achieve this goal, and to promote greyhound racing and greyhound welfare.’

Some of the attributes of a desirable candidate would include; a third level business/marketing degree or a relevant professional qualification, an impressive career marked by delivering diverse services, introducing operational innovations, responding to changing needs and meeting financial targets, experienced at directing complex systems (i.e. the Tote) and overseeing a robust regulatory, licensing and welfare system.
Other qualities would include; a talented advocate able to represent a breeding and entertainment industry as well as an organisation that funds and regulates it, capable of thinking strategically but with a distinct commercial and entrepreneurial mindset, skilled at establishing and nurturing contacts with government agencies and departments and a people-oriented leader who can motivate and inspire a dedicated management team.

Yeaton & Associates have been appointed by the IGB after an open, competitive tendering process to manage this recruitment. Interested candidates should forward their career and personal details, in confidence to Tom Yeaton at

Enquiries may be directed to Tom Yeaton on +353 86 967 1940.