Chief Executive Officer

Dublin (City), Leinster
20 November 2020
07 December 2020
Position / level
Contract Type
Full Time



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

Horse Sport Ireland has funding partners in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Sport Ireland, the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and Sport Northern Ireland.

For the first time in the history of Irish equestrian sport, Horse Sport Ireland have qualified teams in all three Olympics disciplines, Dressage, Showjumping, and Eventing. Such achievement is combined with two secured Para-Dressage places for the Paralympic Games in 2021. Horse Sport Ireland continues to be a leader in respect of youth achievements, with successive European accolades accumulated in each discipline since the inception of the organisation in 2008.

HSI seeks to recruit a Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation through its next phase of growth including the delivery of its strategic plan. Reporting to the Chairman, the successful candidate will lead and manage the organisation to deliver its strategic and operational plans and to motivate the team to achieve its objectives.

Applicants must demonstrate a passion for the industry, outstanding leadership skills, experience of major capital investment projects and commercial business acumen.

For more information and details of how to apply, please see:

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 7th December, 2020.

Candidates for this role will be sourced through both an advertised and an executive search process.


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