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Weatherbys Ireland appoints Operations Director

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Weatherbys Ireland has appointed Russell Ferris to the new role of Operations Director.

Russell is currently the attheraces Director for Ireland and prior to that had been the Managing Director at Limerick Racecourse for five years where he had overseen a strategy of growth and innovation in the business. Russell is a life-long racing and breeding enthusiast.

Russell Ferris said, “It has been a pleasure to work for attheraces over the past two years and I would like to thank Matthew Imi and the team for the opportunity. I am very much looking forward to joining Weatherbys, one of the most iconic names in the thoroughbred world and to the new exciting challenge ahead.”

At Weatherbys Ireland Ferris will be responsible for administration of the General Stud Book and developing the commercial operations of the business as we seek to generate efficiencies and enhanced support for breeders.

He will report to Ronan Murphy and take up his new role on 6th June.

Ronan Murphy, Chief Executive of Weatherbys Ireland said, “I am delighted that we have been able to recruit a candidate of Russell's reputation and experience to this exciting new role. I'm looking forward to working with him and the rest of the Weatherbys Ireland team as we look to enhance still further our products and services.”