Irish European Breeders’ Fund Announce New Appointment

Fri 7 Aug 2015

The Irish European Breeders’ Fund wish to announce the appointment of Nessa Joyce to the position of Company Secretary and Office Manager to succeed Angela Brown, who retires this year.

 Nessa, a native of Co Meath, will join the IEBF from Leopardstown Racecourse, where she is the Racing and Operations Manager. Nessa has worked for Horse Racing Ireland, Racecourse Division, for nearly 7 years. Prior to this, Nessa spent six years working in Lexington, Kentucky in the Bloodstock industry for leading Thoroughbred Sales Company Fasig-Tipton.

John O’Connor, Chairman of IEBF said:

 “The Governors of IEBF wish to acknowledge the outstanding contribution Angela Brown has made to the IEBF for over 20 years. Her loyalty and integrity are widely respected within the industry. We would like to wish Angela a long and very happy retirement.

Nessa brings an excellent blend of experience from both the bloodstock and racing industries. As Ireland’s largest sponsor for over 30 years, we believe Nessa’s racecourse experience will further enhance our relationship with the tracks that we support. The IEBF has already contributed over €38 million to Irish Racing and we will look to build on that in the future with Nessa’s help.”

Nessa Joyce said:


“I am excited to start my new position with the IEBF. The IEBF make a substantial contribution to the racing industry in Ireland and I am looking forward to working with the Governors to continue to develop the goals of the IEBF. Nessa will start her position mid to late September.

Nessa Joyce

Contact Details:

IEBF Greenhills Kill Co. Kildare

Tel: +353 45 910 999

Fax: +353 45 910 998