Tattersalls Ireland appoints Simon Kerins as new CEO

BLOODSTOCK sales director Simon Kerins has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Tattersalls Ireland; the appointment effective as of 1st January 2021.

Simon Kerins is the new Tattersalls Ireland CEO effective 1st January 2021


He will succeed Matt Mitchell, who will retire as CEO of Tattersalls Ireland at the end of this year.

Kerins joined the renowned racehorse auction firm in 2000 and has been on the Tattersalls Ireland board since 2004 initially as Marketing Director before moving to his current position of Bloodstock Sales Director. He is a senior member of the auctioneering and inspection teams in Ireland and at Tattersalls UK.

“Tattersalls Ireland and the wider industry have plenty of challenges ahead but we have a committed and dedicated team,” said Simon Kerins on his appointment. “I am looking forward enormously to working with all of them all in the shared goal of providing the best possible service to our vendors and purchasers who are key to the continued success of Tattersalls Ireland.”

The racehorse auction house established in the 18th century returned three successive world Derby Sale records under the helm of outgoing CEO Matt Mitchell, the latest in 2019.

Commenting on the appointment of the new CEO, Tattersalls Chairman Edmond Mahony said: “Simon has been a key member of the Tattersalls Ireland management team for many years and brings not only a wealth of experience to the role but also a commitment to the company and its goals developed over a number of years. He is well respected and well known not only throughout the Irish racing and breeding industry but also in Britain and further afield and his detailed knowledge of the business is an extremely valuable asset, especially in these uncertain times.”

Entries are now open from the Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale.

See https://www.tattersalls.ie or email info@tattersalls.ie.

Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is Pynck.com’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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