The Minister of State with responsibility for the Greyhound Industry, Andrew Doyle TD, today confirmed the appointment of Frank Nyhan as Chair of Bord na gCon by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD.
Minister Doyle said: “I am delighted to confirm the appointment of Mr Nyhan to the post of Chair of Bord na gCon and I am confident that he will provide innovative strategic leadership and direction to the greyhound racing sector.” Frank Nyhan was appointed following a competitive process conducted by PAS.
The Minister added: “The next five years will see major challenges for Ireland, particularly in the context of Brexit, and Bord na gCon will benefit from continuity in strong leadership. I wish Mr Nyhan every success in this leadership role in promoting a sustainable greyhound racing and breeding industry, one that will expand employment and create the maximum contribution to the Irish economy.”
Minister Doyle went on to pay tribute to the outgoing Chair, Phil Meaney. “I wish to place on the record my deep appreciation of Phil Meaney’s commitment in chairing Bord na gCon since 2011. His business experience, effective chairing of the Board and work with the organisation has delivered tangible results. Phil has done an exceptional job at the helm of Bord na gCon. He has been steadfast in his commitment to promoting and developing the greyhound racing industry and in steering it through a very challenging period. I wish him every success in all his future endeavours.”