Horse Sport Ireland Chief Executive Officer Vacancy

Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) is the national governing body for the Irish sport horse sector. HSI is responsible for the development and promotion of the Irish sport horse industry, covering high performance sport, breeding and production, education and coaching, and sport and recreation.

The role

The Chief Executive Officer reports to the Chairperson of HSI and will be responsible for leading and managing the organisation. The CEO will lead and deliver the strategic and operational plans and motivate teams to achieve the organisation’s objectives. The CEO must demonstrate exemplary internal and external leadership, act as an advocate and ambassador for the organisation and sector and have strong strategic capability with a proven ability to work in a complex stakeholder environment.

The person

The ideal candidate will have an interest and feeling for the Irish and international sport horse sector and a proven track record in leading management teams through periods of growth and change. He/she will possess evidence of  interacting successfully with a diverse range of stakeholders, as well as experience of managing major capital investments and demonstrable commercial business acumen.

Application and further information

For further information, please see the detailed information booklet below. All enquiries relating to this role should be directed to the Executive Recruitment team by email to or by telephone on +353 (1) 449 4400.

Applications are to be submitted via the online portal available here (Search REF:HIS0121) and must include:

  1. A cover letter (max. two A4 pages) outlining why you wish to be considered for the role and where you believe your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role;
  2. A comprehensive CV clearly showing your relevant achievements and experience in your career to date.


Mazars will be managing all aspects of this recruitment project on behalf of Horse Sport Ireland.

No enquiries or canvassing should be made directly to Horse Sport Ireland

Deadline for applications: Monday 5th July 2021 at 12pm.


Horse Sport Ireland is an equal opportunities employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality at all levels of the organisation.

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